A Book on Vocational Rehabilitation in India – Principles & Concepts is coming out, giving several details and sharing of my experiences with professionals – present and future. Anybody interested may write to me for copies
Was Chief Guest on the occasion of 33rd Anniversary and release of Brochure of the VRC Cooperative Society that I started in 1983, when I was in Trivandrum. It takes up job orders in the modern technology producing components for Space Idustry and employs more than 200 pwd. It also provides training to pwd and has helped over 2000 in getting employment in different ITE based industries
Gave keynote Address on Access to Skills for WWD at National Seminar on “Constraints Faced by Women with Disabilities in their Access to Services and Education in India” by Dept of Social Work, Holy IMT, Calicut & National Council for Women, 10th June 2016
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
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
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.
Taking classes for RCI (Rehabilitation Council of India) Courses at certificate, diploma & post graduate level at Navjyothi Trust, Spastic Society of Tamilnadu, Vidyasagar etc… in Chennai on a regular basis.
Developed CRE programs with syllabus and content for continuing education on subjects relating to vocational rehab for Rehabilitation Council of India
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
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.