Presented a Paper on introduction of Rehabilitation Social Work as specialization in Schools of Social Work at the South Asian Conference of Professional Social Workers held at Bangalore on 27-28 August 2015 in Bangalore, India. There is a serious shortage of RSWs in India. We need more than 10,000 immediately. I volunteer to help the Schools of Social Work to start the course. Check the detailed paper on the site
Attended first meeting of the General Body of National Board of Examinations in Rehabilitation attached to Rehabilitation Council of India on 28 January 2015. Several Secretary level officers and Rehab Experts attended.
Attended a meeting on National Consultation on Research Agenda organized by
Rehabilitation Council of India at Indian Spinal Injury Centre, New Delhi held on 29th December, 2014. The meeting was attended by Vice Chancellors, Indian Institutes of Technology and Very Senior Experts in the field of Rehab. The Secretary, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India were among those who attended. Incidentally, the Department of Disability Affairs has now been (8th December 2014) renamed as Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, which sounds better
Attended a meeting convened by Rehabilitation Council of India & Min. Of Social Justice & Empowerment for designing programs for vocational empowerment of all categories of disabled 15th & 16th July 2014
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
Chaired a meet to develop courses on Vocational Rehab & Rehab Social Work at Rehabilitation Council of India at New Delhi on 28 & 29 October 2014. Courses for a diploma course in Voc Rehab (Across Disabilities) and post MA level course in Rehab Social Work were discussed and will be finalized soon.
Attended meeting convened by Rehabilitation Council of India & Min of Social Justice and Empowerment for designing programs for vocational empowerment of all categories of disabled on 15/16 July 2014
Appointed to the National Board of Examinations in Rehabilitation to conduct & monitor examinations in the field of Rehabilitation w.e.f August 2014 for three years
CBVT – National Congress on Skill Dev & ED Presented Paper on Community Based Vocational Training at the National Congress on skill Development & Entrepreneurship in Janaury – Feb 2014 organized by Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies, Delhi at Mumbai. The ppt is uploaded
Spoke to Vocational Trainers of Persons with Intellectual & Multiple disabilities on Job Analysis and Job Selection as part of Continuing Rehab Education Program on 24th October 2013.