State Nodal Agency Centre (SNAC) of National Trust for welfare of persons with autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation and multiple disabilities

OLS has taken up a number of advocacy and networking measures to coordinate the activities of all affiliated NGOs appropriating the objectives of the National Trust. State Nodal Agency Centre (SNAC) is the institutional arrangement of the National Trust at the Statelevel to support and take forward its activities. A State Level Co-ordination Committee (SLCC) headed by the State Secretary and the representative of SNAC as its convener (member secretary) has been constituted to provide a forum to interact and liaison with the State Government and to ensure greater coordination and cooperation among different stakeholders in carrying out the activities for the welfare of the Persons with Disabilities.

Objectives of SNAC under National Trust

  • Tenable and empower persons with disability to live as independently and as fully as possible within and as close to the community to which they belong;
  • Strengthen facilities to provide support to persons with disability to live within their own families;
  • Extend support to registered organizations to provide need based services during period of crisis in the family of persons with disability;
  • Deal with problems of persons with disability who do not have family support;
  • Promote measures for the care and protection of persons with disability in the event of death of their parent or guardian;
  • Evolve procedures for the appointment of guardians and trustees for persons with disability requiring such protection;
  • Evolve procedures for the appointment of guardians and trustees for persons with disability requiring such protection;
  • Evolve procedures for the appointment of guardians and trustees for persons with disability requiring such protection;
  • Conduct any other activity which is incidental to the aforesaid objects?

Group Home and Rehabilitation Activities Under National Trust Act for Disabled Adults (GHARAUNDA)

Providing Lifelong shelter and care for persons with Autism, CP, MR & MD

A welfare state like Republic of India ensuring social justice and empowerment for the people with special needs in justification of this noble activity states that Persons with Disabilities in general face several barriers: physical, financial, psychological in leading a life with dignity and independence. The situation is worse in case of persons with the aforesaid four developmental disabilities who may require lifelong care and shelter after their parents are no more. In order to provide a sustainable solution to this rather difficult problem, GHARAUNDA – a scheme of Lifelong Shelter & Care has been conceived with the following objectives which OLS strives with incessant passion and zeal to achieve:

  • Provide an assured minimum quality of care services throughout the life of the persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation & Multiple Disabilities
  • Encourage assisted living with independence and dignity
  • Facilitate establishment of requisite infrastructure for the assured care system
  • Provide the care services at an affordable price on a sustainable basis.
  • The Chairperson of National Trust along with her team is assessing the progress of the construction work of the building under the “GHARAUNDA” scheme in July 2010

    OLS started the GHARAUNDA on 18th February 2011 with 5 persons with disabilities from the BPL category. In fact, the beneficiaries do not have anyone to call their family except the other inmates and the care service providers, management and staff members of OLS who look after their wellbeing as they would for someone from their own family.

  • Mr. Atul Prasad, the CEO of National Trust, visited OLS and saw the infrastructure and the provisions made in this regard.

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