DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

BRIEF OF DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

           The Directorate General of Special Education was established in 1985 to provide education training and rehabilitation for children facing physical or mental learning challenges. All facilities are free of cost including pick & drop and hostel facility. 1530 students from class one to Graduation level are enrolled. 

 

MANDATE 

 

Rehabilitation, Special Education and Training of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) is the main mandate of DGSE.

 

FUNCTIONS

 

  1. To establish model institutions for rehabilitation, special education and training for disabled, community based rehabilitation, pre-vocational training and vocational skills development for persons with disabilities.
  2. Awareness raising and training to the professionals and public.
  3. To prepare and execute policy and plans for Persons with Disabilities.
  4. Medical treatment and rehabilitation services for Persons with Disabilities.

 

 

 

SERVICES

  1. Assessment, diagnostic and referral services.                      
  2. Academic/educational and vocational trainings (Primary, Secondary, Higher Secondary level).
  3. In-service training for capacity building of professionals in the field of special education.
  4. Specialized hearing assessment, speech therapy, physiotherapy & occupational therapy.
  5. Braille and mobility training on daily living skills.
  6. Pre-vocational & vocational training.
  7. Curriculum development.
  8. Model Library facilities.
  9. Promoting sports and recreational activities.
  10. Provision of Braille Books to visually impaired students.
  11. Provision of free of cost pick & drop facility to the students.
  12. Holding of seminars, workshops, conferences and launching awareness campaigns.
  13. Parents counselling & guidance.
  14. Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) programmes and organizing medical camps in the community.

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF RUNNING PROJECTS (PRESENT PICTURE OF DGSE)

 

  1. Rehabilitation Center for Children with Developmental Disorders, H-8, Islamabad.
  2. National Special Education Centre for Children with Hearing Impairment, H-9, Islamabad. (up to graduation level).
  3. National Special Education Centre for Children with Visual Impairment, G-7/2, Islamabad.
  4. National Special Education Centre for Children with Physical Disabilities, G-8/4, Islamabad.
  5. National Training Centre for Special Persons, G-9/2, Islamabad.
  6. National Institute of Special Education, H-8/4, Islamabad.
  7. National Braille Press, G-7/2 , Islamabad.
  8. National Library and Resource Centre, F-7 Markaz, Islamabad.
  9. National Mobility and Independence Training Centre, H-8/4, Islamabad.
  10. Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment of Disabled Persons (RU), H-8/4, Islamabad.
  11. Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment of Disabled Persons (SC-I), H-8/4, Islamabad.
  12. Resource Unit for Autistic Children at Rehabilitation centre for Children with Developmental Disorders, H-8/4, Islamabad.
  13. Orthopedic Workshop at National Special Education Centre for Children with Physical Disabilities, G-8/4, Islamabad.

 

Achievements

  1. A total of 1484 Health Care Services, Physiotherapy Sessions 5867, Speech Therapy Sessions 2580, Audiology Services 569 provided to the enrolled students.
  2. The National Institute of Special Education has provided in service training to 1367 participants in 36 training/ courses/ Seminars.
  3. Vocational Rehabilitation Employment Disabled Persons (VREDP) is extending outreach services to PWDs of ICT assuring their economic empowerment n voc rehabilitation by opting community based rehabilitation approach. Considering the mandate, VREDP imparted training to 10 PWDs, 04 were placed on income generation. In addition 03 disability awareness/ medical camps were organized in different localities of ICT and 425 people were attended including PWDs, their parents, care givers and general public. Moreover, 19 PWDs were provided financial assistance and assistive devices to be the part of society
  4. The National Mobility & Independence Training Centre has provided training to 6477 participants/ beneficiaries in 46 training/ courses.
  5. NEVTEC collaborated in development of new trades for Persons with Disabilities at National Training Centre for Special Persons (NTCSP), Islamabad. Two (six months) Projects normally completed. Number of Beneficiaries-27 and Number of Beneficiaries-17 respectively in both the project with three new trades i.e computer training, tailoring and mobile repairing.
  6. The National Braille Press has transcribed 5517 text books of different classes into Braille for visually handicapped children.
  7. National Library and Resource Centre, Islamabad established Mobile Library for the provision of orientation, awareness, education and other library services for disabled persons total 7580 persons benefited till date.
  8. National Special Education Centre for Hearing Impaired Children, Islamabad is facilitating Cochlear Implant Service Centre in collaboration with CDA & CMH Hospital under P.M. Scheme. A number of 101 Cochlear Implant Surgeries are completed.
  9. Up-gradation of National Special Education Centre for Hearing Impaired Children from Higher Secondary to Graduation level H-9/4, Islamabad.
  10. Establishment of Orthopedic Workshop at National Special Education Centre for Physically Handicapped Children, G-8/4, Islamabad. A number of 1800 artificial limbs are provided to persons with physical disability.
  11. Establishment of Resource Unit for Autistic Children at Rehabilitation Centre for Children with Developmental Disorder H-8/4, Islamabad. A number of 30 students are taking education in this Centre.

 

ONGOING AND FUTURE PROPOSED PSPD SCHEMES

 

  1.  

Approval of 3 Extension "Establishment of Orthopedic Workshop at NSEC for Physically Handicapped Children, G-8/4, Islamabad"

3rd  Extension w.e.f

1-7-2020 to 30-6-2021

 

  1.  

Approval of 3" Extension of the project titled "Up-gradation of NSEC for Hearing Impaired Children from Higher Secondary to Graduation Level, H-9/4, Islamabad"

 

3rd  Extension w.e.f

1-7-2020 to 30-6-2021

 

  1.  

Change of name of the project "Establishment of

Resource Unit for Autistic Children at NSEC for Mentally Retarded Children, H-8/4, Islamabad"

2nd  Extension w.e.f

1-7-2020 to 30-6-2021

 

New Schemes, DGSE

  1.  

Inclusive Education for Children with Disability in

Public & Private Schools at ICT Islamabad.

36 month

 

  1.  

 

Establishment of 2 Service Centres for Vocational

Rehabilitation and Employment of Disabled Persons

at Ternol & Rawat, Islamabad

36month

 

  1.  

Establishment of Mobile Rehabilitation Unit for

Assessment and Early Intervention of Persons with

Disability, Islamabad,

24 month

 

  1.  

Establishment of Rehabilitation Centre for Multiple Disabilities at Primary level at sector H-11/4, Islamabad.

36 month

 

  1.  

Completion of Special Education Ilousing Colony for

Teachers and Staff of DGSE (Phase-II), Islamabad

36 month

 

  1.  

Project for Persons with Visual Disabilities

36 month

 

 

Future Plans

  1. To Establish Multiple Disabilities Complex at H-11/4.
  2. To establish an Institute for Cerebral Palsy.
  3. To promote accessibility in the ICT.
  4. To establish Autism Chowk in ICT.
  5. To establish early intervention centres in rural area of ICT.
  6. To establish four service centres of VREDP. PC-I of 02 service centres is under submission.
  7. To establish Eye Health and Assessment Centre.
  8. To establish Cochlear Implant Rehabilitation Centre.
  9. To establish Green House.
  10. Right Based Inclusion in regular education setup for Children with Disabilities in collaboration with Ministry of Federal Education Professional Training (PC-I undersubmission)
  11. To upgrade National Special Education Centre for Visually Handicapped Children from Matric to Intermediate level.
  12. Establishment of Mobile Rehabilitation Unit for Assessment and early intervention of persons with disabilities at ICT Islamabad (PC-I under submission).