Institute for Child Development (ICD) is registered under section 25 of Company Act 1956. It exclusively works with children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Neuromuscular Diseases (e.g. High Risks Infants, Children with Brain Injury, Delayed Milestones and Developmental Disabilities, etc). It is one of the first Pediatric Habilitation Centre in India, situated in Malviya Nagar, New Delhi. ICD (formerly known as INSTITUTE FOR CHILDHOOD DISABILITY), an association of Professionals was started in 2001. Since its inception, it has provided technical support to start and run 124 Centers (Developmental Clinic /Rehabilitation Centre / NGO) in different parts of India. ICD has its associate centre in all major cities of Northern India, Eastern India, North-East India.
During these 14 years, ICD has treated more than 20,000 children form India and Abroad. To cater the need of special children, ICD has trained more than 200 professionals especially therapists with the help of Different organizations like Allergan India, Medtronic’s, etc. Apart from treating and training children with special needs, ICD conducts regular courses for Parents and Professionals throughout the year.
The new Centre is able to cater the needs of 100 children everyday. Children from different parts of the country are regular beneficiaries. Children from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Iran, Malaysia, Indonesia, Nigeria, Australia, USA / UK (mostly NRI), Iraq, etc are the International beneficiaries. The specialized developmental pediatric Centre works as out patient Department and provides holistic Management.
The organization has five different projects to cater the need of children with delayed milestones or childhood disabilities. Children in the age group of 0-18 years are the regular beneficiaries. ICD runs the following programs-
1. Centre Based Intervention Project
The following Programs are under the Centre Based Project
1. Infant stimulation Program
2. Early intervention Program
3. Pre-School Intervention Program
4. School based Intervention Program
5. Post Procedure Intervention Program
6. Maintenance Therapy Program
7. Short Stay Training Program
8. Life skills Training Program
9. Pre-vocation Training Program
10.Respite Care Program
2. Home Based Intervention Project
When a specific child is unable to attend our centre or our associated centre due to some unavoidable reasons, we provide the child home based services. We have observed that a large number of children are unable to attend our centre due to
* Long distance
* Transport problem
* Unavailability of attendant / assistance
* Heavy traffics on the way
* Multiple disability / severe to profound disability
* Old or ill parents
* Financially weak
Presently, a team of 30 professionals are providing home visits to more than 50 children.
The team is comprised of Pediatric physiotherapist, occupational therapist, Special educators, and Speech therapists.
3. Community Based Intervention Project
ICD has been running a CBR project in south Delhi. Presently, we are providing our CBR services to person with disability in South Delhi only. Based on ICD location, ICD has taken only 10 km radius for the year 2014-2015.
4. Regular School Based Intervention Project
ICD has started a project where ICD technical staffs help regular school to include children with disability in the mainstream. The specific professional’s team visits the specific school regularly to help and coordinate with school teachers. Remedial education sessions are provided in case of need.
5. Associated Centre
After a long interval, ICD has started again to help new centre by associating technically. New Centres are welcome to get our technical support.
ICD has been following the Eclectic Approach in the form of Combination Therapy which is popularly known as C-therapy. C-therapy is the amalgamation of the world best result oriented treatment systems. The component of the program varies according to the need of the specific child. Generally the program consists of standard therapy, experimental therapy and exploratory therapy.
The organization has been well known for its genuine guidance and quality services. The ongoing results have enabled the organization to become world leader in the field of childhood disability. ICD is considered as the premier centre for Cerebral Palsy and allied disorders like Autism, Down Syndrome, CTEV, Spina Bifida, Mental Retardation etc in India for treatments like Botulinum (Botox) therapy, Intrathecal Baclofen (ITBP) therapy, Advance Orthopedic Surgeries (OSSCS / SEMLLARS / PMFRS etc), Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), Stem cell therapy and Laser Acupuncture.