Composite Regional Center (CRC), Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Composite Regional Centre for Persons with Disabilities (CRC) is a service modality set under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India. There are national institutes and other apex bodies in each area of disability in different parts of India under the same ministry. The ministry has set up five CRCs in different parts of India. CRC at Bhopal is one of them and has become functional since August 2000. Apart from undertaking centre-based and camp-based rehabilitation related activities, it also functions as resource centre for persons with disabilities.


Persons having different disabilities, served by the Centre, include persons with Locomotor Disability, Blindness, Low-vision, Hearing Impairment, Mental Retardation, Mental Illness, Leprosy Cured, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Multiply Disabled of all ages. Special emphasis is given to early intervention.


A team including Audiologist, Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Orientation & Mobility Instructor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist, Physiotherapist, Prosthetic & Orthotic Engineer, Rehabilitation Officer, Special Educationist, Speech & Language Pathologist, and Vocational Instructor work at the Centre on principles of trans-disciplinary approach.


The basic aim of CRC is to create resources and infrastructure required for developing services for persons with disabilities including human resource development and research. The Centre is for facilitating capability at local levels rather than letting it centralize in urban areas.

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