Continuing Rehabilitation Education (CRE) Program in vocational rehabilitation

Conducted CRE program for Rehab Professionals at VExcel, an organization working for intellectually impaired persons in Chennai, India from 18 to 22 November 2014. About 30 professionals mainly from the field of Special Education in Intellectual Impairment, autism, cerebral palsy and learning disabilities participated. Topics included Job analysis, task analysis, job identification, open employment, Self Employment, supported employment services, home bound employment, self help groups and cooperatives. Issues in placement in all these economic empowerment programs were discussed in detail

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Meetings attended

1. Attended a meeting of Rehab Experts at Rehabilitation Council of India to work on “Continuing Rehab Education (CRE)” programs in March 2013

2. Attended meeting of Experts & Stake Holders in the Chennai Round Table Conference organized by Tamilnadu Federation of Parents of Children with Intellectual & Multiple Disabilities on 6th August 2013

3. Chaired the Meeting organized by National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilitiesm Chennai  in connection with Skill Development Programs for Persons with Intellectual & Multiple Disabilities on 22nd August 2013

4. Visited and counseled Parents & Organizers of RITHAM Institute for Persons with Mental Retardation in the field of Vocational Training & Vocational Rehabilitation in Rajapalayam in Tamilnadu (Near Madurai) on 5th & 6th September 2013. Developed Skill Training Programs in two urban based and two rural based occupations to train Persons with Intellectual & Multiple Disabilities (PIMD). Submitted proposals to the Institute

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Award As Outstanding Rehabilitation Consultant

Tamilnadu Dr. MGR University (a Statutory University under Tamilnadu – India ) honored Narasimham Rayadurgam for his exemplary service as Rehabilitation Consultant on the occasion of the International Day of People With Disabilities observed by the University on 6th December 2012. He receives the Award from Padmasri Dr. Mayilvahanan Natarajan, Vice Chancellor and famous Orthopedic Surgeon


This is the latest laurel achieved by Narasimham after National Award from President of India (1983) and inclusion in “Contemporary Who is Who” for outstanding contribution to the disabled, brought out by American Biographical Institute, USA – 2003 and Lifetime Achievement Award from International Biographical Institute, U.K.- 2004.

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