This is a Day care scheme, primarily to expand the range of opportunities available to a person with disability attaining the age of 10 years for enhancing interpersonal and vocational skills as they are on a transition to higher age groups.The centre will also offer caregiving support to Person with Disability
(PwD) during the time the PwD is in the Vikaas centre. In addition it also helps in supporting family members of the PwDs with disabilities covered under the National Trust Act to get some time during the day to fulfil other responsibilities.
1.2 Scheme Description
This scheme aims at setting up Vikaas Centres for welfare of PwDs. Registered Organization (RO)
should provide at a minimum following facilities in their Vikaas Centre:
I. Day Care
RO should provide day-care facilities to PwDs for at least 6 hours in a day(between 8 am to 6 pm) along with age specific activities. Day care should be open for at least 21 days in a month.
Expected batch size of a Vikaas centre is 30 PwDs. The minimum attendance required for a PwD in the Vikaas centre is 15 days per month for the National Trust to fund the PwD.
Batch size of a Vikaas centre is 30 PwDs with a maximum number of PwDs allowed is 30% extra of batch size i.e. 39 for Vikaas Centres. On reaching the maximum limit of 39 PwDs, Vikaas centre shall not allow anymore PwDs to enrol in the centre. ROs are encouraged to apply again if they have sufficient number of PwDs for the new Vikaas Centre.
RO should maintain a ratio of 1:1 for LIG (including BPL) and above LIG PwDs (which will be
paid seats for RO). Payment for the above LIG seats could be received by RO from parents,
guardians, family members, RO or any other institute/ individual directly as per mutual agreed
terms and conditions between RO and the other party involved (parents, guardians, family members, RO or any other institute/ individual)
The ROs should also get in touch with paediatricians or experts in similar field to seek help in
getting more PwDs enrolled in the Vikaas centre.
There should be a provision of Special Educators(+Vocational Trainers), Physiotherapist or
Occupational Therapist and Counsellor for PwDs along with Caregivers and Ayas in the centre.
Availability of a Physical therapist and speech therapist in these centres are also desirable.
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