Chennai: In an effort to help differently abled children, Tamil Nadu Government has decided to set up a State Resource Centre here, the first-of-its-kind in the country.
Making a suo motu statement in the assembly, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said the Centre would have specialised doctors associated with Ministry of Social Welfare and Health besides experts and consultants from various fields.
The Centre would help identify the nature of disability and offer necessary help to the disabled people. Besides, certificates, financial assistance provided by the Government would be issued through the Centre, Jayalalithaa said.
In order to develop reading habits among such children, she said a separate section would be set up in the District Central Library in Coimbatore in the first phase, which would be extended to other areas.
She said the Government had already allotted Rs 41 crore and has appointed special teachers and experts serving the differently abled children.