CADREE will become one of the first Institutions in India that will take care of Autistic children from Diagnosis to Rehabilitation and Mainstreaming.
Soon Trivandrum will have a world-class centre for autism and related disorders. The modern centre is being setup under the leadership of G Vijayaraghavan, first CEO of Technopark.
The facility- Centre for Autism and other Disabilities Rehabilitation Research and Education (CADRRE) is being set up with the vision to transform the lives of children with Autism through best practice principles and family-centered holistic care.
CADREE is non-profit centre set with aid from Chandaria Foundation/ UST Global and K.Nandakumar/ Suntec Business Solutions as Donor Patrons and George M Thomas Foundation / Trivandrum International School as Donor. Soon many other organisations will pitch in to make the centre a reality.
When realised, CADREE will become one of the first Institutions in India that will take care of Autistic children from Diagnosis to Rehabilitation and Mainstreaming. It will also become a centre for education, rehabilitation, research, and support for assisted living for adults with disabilities.
CADREE will start operations in a rented building by the end of September this year. The centre will initially cater up to 50 children in the age group 1.5 years to 16 years and will have extensive indoor and outdoor facilities including play areas.
Leading Autistic centres in the US and other countries have been roped in for training the faculty of CADREE.
A future goal is to build an independent campus in 10-15 acres of land within 30 km of Trivandrum city within 5 years. This campus, in addition to education and rehabilitation, will provide assisted living for adults with disabilities. CADREE will also be opened in Kochi and Kozhikode.