This is an early intervention and school readiness scheme for children in the age group of 0-10 years with the four disabilities covered under the National Trust Act that aims at providing training (specifically school readiness) and counselling to both children and parents.
The Disha scheme aims at setting up Disha Centres for early intervention for Person with Disability (PwD) in 0-10 years of age covered under the National Trust Act, through therapies, trainings and providing support to family members. The Scheme is available in the entire country except Jammu and Kashmir.
Following are the eligibility criteria that a PwD should have to be enrolled under Disha Centre(whether funded by the National Trust or not):
RO should fulfil the following eligibility criteria to enrol for Disha scheme.
|Applicant should be registered with the National Trust
|Valid registration certificate under the National Trust Act
|Applicant should have a valid registration under the PwD Act 1995 at the time of enrolment
|RO should have minimum 2 years of experience of working with Person with Disability (PwD) with at least one year in one of the four disabilities under the National Trust Act
|Declaration by the RO detailing the work
|Applicant should not have been blacklisted at the time of enrolment by the National Trust/any other government organization
|Declaration by the RO
Registered Organization (RO) should provide following minimum facilities in their Disha Centre:
There should be a provision of a Special Educator or Early Intervention Therapist, Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist and Counsellor for PwD along with Caregiver and Ayas in the centre. Availability of a Physical trainer and speech therapist in these centres is also desirable.
Disha centre must have one Medical/ Assessment room (with therapeutical aides and appliances), one activity room and one recreation room (all rooms to be of reasonable size) for PwD. Disha centre should also have provision for a personal computer, scanner and net connection for the office purpose, for sending fund request, submitting reports etc. to the National Trust.
PwD should be assessed and evaluated by experts in the related field on a regular basis to understand their individual needs and also to monitor the progress of the PwD. The Disha centre should maintain a record of the growth and development charts of the PwD on a regular basis (with the help of experts).
Counselling and guidance especially for Activities for Daily Living (ADL) must be provided to parents or guardians of PwD with regular follow ups by RO to ensure that parents or guardians attend a minimum number of counselling sessions. RO should provide assistance to PwD for further admissions in mainstream schools.
RO can also provide transportation facilities to PwD in case it is mutually suitable for both. The National Trust will provide additional but limited transport allowance to RO only for PwD who are availing transport facilities provided by RO.
|Amount (in INR)
|Frequency of funds disbursement
|4,500/- reimbursement per Differential PwD# per month
|Monthly for initial 3 months
|Monthly Recurring Cost
|4,500/- per PwD per month
Source : The National Trust
Last Modified : 2/12/2020
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