Special School

Special schools are being operated by the department for providing education to the persons with disabilities:-

  • Operation of Bachpan Day Care for education of Pre-primary.
  • Operation of Prayas School (for locomotion related disabilities), Mamta School (for mentally retarded), Sanket School (for deaf and dump students) and Sparsh School (for visually impaired students) according to the category of disability.
  • Intermediate College (from Class-6th to Class-12th) is being established under Consolidated Education (for disabled children and normal children)
  • Operation of Dr. Shakuntala Mishra National Rehabilitation University for Higher Education.

Sanket (Government Deaf and Dumb School) Lucknow, Agra, Bareilly, Farrukhabad, Gorakhpur:

One such school is operated in each Lucknow, Bareilly, Farrukhabad, Agra and Gorakhpur district. In these schools professional training is given to the students along with education with the help of hearing aid. Junior high school level education is provided in Lucknow, Bareilly and Farrukhabad. In Bareilly, number of residential students is 120 and number of non-residential students is 220 (total 340). In Farrukhabad, capacity for residential students is 60 and for non-residential students is 40 (total 100) and in Lucknow the capacity for residential students is 100. There is an arrangement for teaching up to high school level in Agra and Gorakhpur. In Agra, capacity for residential students is 50 and for non-residential students is 100 (total 150) whereas in Gorakhpur residential facility is not available and the capacity for non-residential students is 100. Students are also provided a scholarship of Rs.2000/- per month along with residential facility to the students.

 Number of Schools

Residential/Non-Residential

Approved Capacity

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18 (Target)

05

Residential

330

241

252

330

Non-Residential

460

261

344

460

Total

790

502

596

790

Sparsh ( Government School for Visually Impaired girls/ boys) Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Banda, Saharanpur and Meerut

One Inter College in each Lucknow/ Gorakhpur for girls/boys and one inter college each in a Banda and Meerut for boys are operated. In district Saharanpur a high school level school is operated for girls, whose capacity for residential students is 75 and capacity for non-residential students is 25. In these schools, free education is provided through Braille System. Along with residential facility, each student gets a scholarship of Rs.2000/- per month, and non-residential students are provided free bus service for travelling from home to school and vice versa. Year wise details of beneficiaries relative to approved capacity in these schools are as follows:

Number of Schools

Residential/Non-Residential

Approved Capacity

2015-16

2016-17

2017-17 (Target)

07

Residential

875

594

613

875

Non-Residential

175

89

94

175

Total

1050

683

707

1050

Mamta (State School for Mentally Challenged boys/girls) Lucknow and Allahabad:-

One school each in Lucknow and Allahabad is being operated for mentally challenged boys/girls within the state. In these schools free education is provided to the students through Psychological method. Capacity of residential students in each school is 50. In these schools resident students are given professional training with the view of keeping them physically fit. For the sustenance of the students studying in these schools, the government is spending Rs.2000/ -per month. The year-wise number of benefitted students in these schools is stated below:

Number of Schools

Residential/Non-Residential

Approved Capacity

2015-16

2016-17

2017-17 (Target)

02

Residential

100

51

40

100

Non-Residential

0

0

0

0

Prayas (State School for physically disabled children) Lucknow, Pratapgarh:-

One school each in Lucknow and Pratapgarh is being operated for physically disabled children. The capacity of students in each school is 50. In these schools free education is provided till high school level. Along with residential facility, for sustenance Rs.2000/- is given per students every month. Year-wise details of beneficiaries in these schools are as follows:

Number of Schools

Residential/Non-Residential

Approved Capacity

2015-16

2016-17

2017-17 (Target)

02

Residential

100

66

65

100

Non-Residential

0

0

0

0

Total

100

66

65

100

Operation of Hostels for Visually Impaired Boys/Girls who are receiving higher education in Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Allahabad and Meerut: -

Visually impaired students after completing intermediate in their respective subjects have to face various difficulties while acquiring higher education, keeping this in mind for providing them residential facility while acquiring higher education one hostel each in Lucknow/ Gorakhpur and one hostel each in Allahabad/ Meerut for boys total six hostels has been established. In each hostel approved capacity of students is 200.

Shelter House cum Training Centre for shelter less mentally retarded persons Bareilly, Gorakhpur and Meerut:-

For the shelter less mentally retarded persons of the state one shelter house cum training centre for females in Bareilly and one shelter house cum training centre for males in each Gorakhpur and Meerut has been established. Residential capacity of these centres is 50. In these centres, mentally retarded persons after their entry are also given professional training along with shelter such that by making them self-sufficient the work of including them into the mainstream society is being done.

Number of Schools

Residential/Non-Residential

Approved Capacity

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18 (Target)

03

Residential

150

99

109

150

Non-Residential

0

05

0

0

Total

150

104

109

150

Operation of Amravati Purushottam Multi-purpose Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Varanasi:-

Amravati Purushottam Multi-purpose Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities is being operated in Varanasi district for disabled persons of all categories. In this institute along with residential facility, training is also providing to mentally retarded persons in professional trades such that the work of making them self-sufficient is being done.

Mental Development Centre, Gorakhpur:-

For rehabilitation of persons affected by Japanese Encephalitis in Gorakhpur Circle, a Mental Development Centre is being operated in the health building of B.R.D medical College. In this Mental Development Centre, rehabilitation services and facilities are provided to the disabled persons affected by Japanese Encephalitis through IQ Assessment, Occupational Therapy Unit, Physiotherapy Unit, Audiology Unit, Professional Training Unit, Counselling and Social Educational Unit.

Establishment and operation of Bachpan Day Care:-

Bachpan Day Care centres are being operated in Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi (each with capacity of 60 children), Agra, Saharanpur, Jhansi, Bareilly, Gautam Budh Nagar (each for 30 children) from the funds received through "Education for All" campaign. Till year 2008-09 these centres were operated under "Education for All" campaign. After that from year 2009-10 onwards this scheme was decided to be operated by Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Department through departmental budget. Bachpan Day Care Centre has an arrangement of Coordinator and Special teachers on honorarium and in addition to this services of 1 Physiotherapist, Psycho counsellor, Speech trainer/Specialist at each centres on the basis of per visit and services of attendant, nanny, cleaning staff and watchmen on the basis of honorarium is been taken for Bachpan Day Care. In these centres disabled children from age 03 to 07 years are given education/ training along with free coming and going facility and these children are also given training for obtaining education in general schools. Proceedings are being done for opening new Bachpan Day Care Centre in ten circle headquarters in districts viz. Aligarh, Chitrakoot, Moradabad, Mirzapur, Basti, Azamgarh, Kanpur City, Faizabad, Gonda and Gorakhpur.

Establishment of Consolidated Schools:-

  • Total 07 classes are being operated for providing education to the students belonging to different categories of disabilities (Visual Impairment, Hearing Impairment and Bone Disability) along with normal students simultaneously under one roof through consolidated Special Secondary School from class 6th to 12th.
  • Providing education according to Model School System along with latest technical system for providing barrier less environment to persons with disabilities in consolidated schools.
  • Presently, consolidated schools are under-construction in following districts: Auraiya, Kannauj, Allahabad, Lucknow, Azamgarh, Ballia, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahr, Etah, Mirzapur, Maharajganj and Pratapgarh.