Composite Regional Centre, Srinagar for Persons with disabilities came into existence in the year 2000. It is situated near Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Bemina, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India. It has been established by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India under the persons with disabilities (equal opportunity, protection of rights and full participation) Act 1995′ which enjoins both the Central and State Governments to take large number of steps for the disabled which covers both preventive and promotional aspects of rehabilitation like education , health, employment, vocational training, research and manpower development for persons with disability.
This institution is serving the persons with all kinds of disabilities. It is one of the premier institution in the field of disabilities. This institution is catering the comprehensive rehabilitation services and special education to locomotor, speech and hearing, Mentally challenged, Visually impaired and persons with multiple disabilities through well equipped department of 1. Special Education, 2.Rehabilitation Psychology, 3. Speech & Hearing, 4. Prosthetics & Orthotics, 5. Vocational training & employment, 6. Occupational Therapy, 7. Physiotherapy and Model School for Children with special needs.
This institution is currently running various Long term (viz. 1. PGDRP, 2. BRT, 3. DRT, 4. CPO 5. In-Service Teacher’s Training Course 6. B.Ed Special Education) and Short term courses in the field of rehabilitation sciences recognized and affiliated with the Rehabilitation Council of India, The University of Kashmir, Manipal University andMPBOU University.