Our experience in the last 24 years in training these children, has led us to take the first step in the prevention of disabilities. In this context MNC has set up a research and planning cell to work towards the prevention of disabilities.
As a first step towards this, parents at the centre are counseled by a team of Special Educators, Psychologists, Medical doctors and Nutritionists. This counseling creates an awareness in them in planning safe pregnancies and delivery. This is an ongoing assignment for MNC. In continuation with this counseling, an orientation course spread over nine months is also being conducted for parents on the nature, cause and management of mental retardation.
With these inputs, the parents have been, in due course, trained to give awareness programmes at several public organizations on care during antenatal, natal and post natal periods, early detection of disabilities and the importance of Early Intervention. Prevention has gradually emerged as an integral component in the parental training programme.
The prevention programme encompasses the following areas: