History of the Institute
Historically a small class of 4-5 mentally retarded children was started in 1964 in the Government College of Education, Chandigarh by Sh. J. S. Gandhi, Lecturer in Psychology in the college. Within a short period, the number of students increased & a separate building was hired for these children. It was established with the aim of providing educational and vocational training to mentally retarded children with the recognition of the fact that with the proper training and facilities to such children, they can be rehabilitated and made to adjust themselves to the demands of society. Now the institute is under the direct control and supervision of Deptt. of Psychiatry, Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, India In the year 1973, the control of this institute was transferred from Govt. College of Education to District Education Officer, Chandigarh Administration. In the year 1978, Govt. of India sanctioned D.D.O's powers to Office-in-charge and the control of the institute was transferred to Director State Institute of Education, Chandigarh. The building hired for the purpose could accommodate about 40 children. This was the only Govt. Institute in Punjab, Haryana & Chandigarh. Many parents were keen to get their child admitted. The residential facility for 12 seats was provided to the children whose parents resided in other cities or states.
From Charity to Right Based....
We have earned the presidential award for "Best individual working for the persons with 2013"
6th Feb 2013.
This is the highest award in the field of disability and is given to Joint Director Dr. B.S.Chavan for outstanding contribution in the field of disability.
1.3 Lac .
More than 1.3 lacs disable population been accessed successfully by us..
RIMH was transfered to GMCH in December 1998.
Comprehensive training and education to 1000 children with special needs
Empowerment of parents and guardians of chilren with special need.
Genetics screening & counselling for prevention of disability
Vocational Training, Job Placement & Social Integration in sheltered employment
Implementation of provision of persons with disability act (1995) & NTA (1999)
To Carry out research in the area of mental retardation for early detection and prevention of disability
To create infrastructrure for human resource development in the area of intellectual disability
Rehabiliation clinic & theraupetic intervention at OPD level of children with intellectual disability, autism, cerebral palsy, multiple disabilities
To set up resource center for providing day to day technical support to regular school having special section for the children with special needs
Diagnostic and medical care
Early identification & intervention
Teaching academic and adaptive behaviour
Human resource development programme
Home based programme
Our Success Edge
To Rehabilitate maximum number of intellectually challenged persons in and around Chandigarh and integrate them into the mainstream society
- Special Education
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- HRD ,
Continious Rehabiliation Education &