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Inter University Centre for Disability studies (IUCDS) is a prestigious centre of Mahatma Gandhi University conceived to be a centre of excellence in academic research and outreach activities. IUCDS conducted more than 65 seminars/conferences and other academic programmes. Besides IUCDS provides Early Intervention and Rehabilitation services through its extension centre Disability Rehabilitation Early Assessment and Management Services (DREAMS). At present Higher Education Department –Sanctioned new B.Ed. Special education courses in Hearing Impairment and Autism spectrum Disorder in the academic year 2021-2022.   In 2018-2019 in association with Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) Govt. Kerala implemented the project  “ Strengthening Emergency Response Capabilities of the Differently Abled People in Kerala” across the state. It’s a unique project which provides disability inclusive disaster risk reduction trainings to persons with disabilities. The project is now recognized as a model project by the central Government and developed the draft on national disaster management guidelines –disabilities and disaster in October 2018. Kerala is the first state in India to launch a disaster preparedness training programme for persons with disabilities.

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