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          Department of Special Education, an integral part of Composite Regional Center-Kozhikode, providing special educational services to all children with special needs and generating manpower in the field of special education. The department works very closely with other departments of the Centre and contributing the best as possible to achieve the established objectives of Centre, as a nodal agency for the holistic development of persons with disabilities, their family and the field of disability rehabilitation.  

Services offered:

Special education services

     The special education programme of the department works closely with teachers, parents, siblings and other family members to identify and support children with special needs ages 3 to 18.   In order to ensure a holistic development of the all children, the department works collaboratively with other departments of the Centre; occupational therapy, speech therapy, clinical psychology, physiotherapy, social work and vocational training.

Mode of services

     The modes adopted to impart the special education services are individualized Education Programme (IEP), Individualized Family Support Programme (IFSP), Group therapy and Parental counseling.

Children eligible for special education services

     A child with a disability is eligible for special education and related services.  This term includes a child who is evaluated and determined to have:

  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Hearing impairment
  • Visual impairment
  • Speech and language impairment
  • Orthopedic impairment
  • Learning disability
  • Scholastic backward/slow learners
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Gifted

HRD programmes

     At present, the department is running four long-term regular courses approved by Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), New Delhi.






D.Ed Special Education (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Plus Two pass with 50% marks

Two years


D.Ed Special Education (Cerebral Palsy)

Plus Two pass with 50% marks

Two years


Certificate Course in Care Giving (CCCG)


10 Months





Admissions to all the regular courses will be held in the months of May – July every year.