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Anganwadi Protocol for Divyang Children

Anganwadi Protocol for Divyang Children mind map
Launched by Government of India
Date of Launch
November 28, 2023
Venue
Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi
Key Figures
Union Minister for Women and Child Development
Smriti Zubin Irani
Minister of State
Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai, MWCD and Ayush
Secretaries
Shri Indevar Pandey, Secretary, MoWCD
Shri Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary, DEPwD
Dr. K K Tripathy, Economic Advisor, MoHFW
National Outreach Programme
Aim
Strengthen Divyang children’s access to well-being
Attendees
Senior officers from MoWCD, MoHFW, DEPwD
State WCD Officers, CDPOs, Lady Supervisors
Anganwadi and ASHA workers
Experts from NIMHANS and other key organizations
Protocol Features
Training for Anganwadi Workers
Focus Areas
Tracking children with disabilities
Awareness spreading
Early identification
Screening
Inclusion in community events
Empowering families
Referral support
Via ASHA/ANM & RBSK teams
Steps Under Protocol
Step 1: Screening for early disability signs
Step 2: Inclusion in community events, empowering families
Step 3: Referral support
Aligned with Vision
Swasth Suposhit Bharat in Amrit Kaal
Social Model for Divyangjan inclusive care
Key Components
Educational and nutritional needs
Provision of Swavlamban Cards
Data Tracking
On Poshan tracker
Convergence with Ministries
MoHFW, DoSEL, DePwD, etc.
Capacity Building
Rs. 300 crore allocation
AWWs specialized training
For identification, referral, inclusion
Community Role
Awareness and sensitization at grassroots
Affordable divyang child-care
Outreach for parents
Building awareness about interventions
Panel Discussion
Title
"Strategies for Early Identification, Screening and Inclusion at the Anganwadi Centre"
Participants
Experts like Dr. Geeta Chopra, Mr. Nipun Malhotra, Dr. Shekhar Seshadri
Focus
Addressing risks and systemic challenges of disability
Experience Sharing
By Anganwadi workers from various regions
Aim
Inspire collective responsibility for Divyang children
Contextual Programs and Policies
Poshan Bhi Padhai Bhi
Part of
Mission Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0
Focus
Improving nutritional status
Target Beneficiaries
Children under 6 years
Adolescent Girls, Pregnant Women, Lactating Mothers
Launched by
Prime Minister on March 8, 2018
Approaches
Play-based and activity-based learning
Special support for Divyang children
National Education Policy 2020
Integration of Divyang students
Into mainstream schools
National Curriculum Framework for Foundational Stage 2022
Recommendations
Addressing developmental delays and disability
Advice on signs and symptoms
Draft National Policy For Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) 2021
Estimation
One-third of disabilities preventable
Early Detection
Crucial for prevention and adequate addressing
Significance and Impact
Early Intervention
Preventing disabilities from worsening
Importance of first three years
For motor control, cognitive, mental development
Inclusion
Celebrating differences
Nurturing environment for Divyang children
Statistics
2.2% people disabled in India (Census 2011)
3 crore adjusted to current population
1 crore UDID cards issued
Future Goals
Every child as part of country’s growth
Anganwadi workers as key to endeavor

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