Association for the Welfare of Persons with a Mental Handicap in Maharashtra

Early Intervention Services are special services for infants and toddlers at risk of developmental delays. These services are designed to identify and meet children’s needs in five developmental areas. These are physical, cognitive, communication, social or emotional development, sensory and adaptive development.

Each year, these clinics cater to hundreds of children with neuro-developmental delay, including those with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disability in the age group 0-6 years who come mostly from the Socio-Economically Backward Class of Society.

EIRP Clinics provide Counseling, Therapy and Pre-School Stimulation free of cost, to all the infants and children in the age group of 0-6 years, irrespective of caste, creed, sex or religion.

Infants and children are normally referred to AWMH-EIRP Centers by Neonatologists and Paediatricians.

AWMH runs one of India's biggest Early Intervention and Research Projects, with 5 EIRP Clinics located all over Mumbai City & suburbs.

AWMH Maharashtra was the first Non-Government Organization - the first Parents Association in India to start this kind of programme.  AWMH runs one of India's biggest Early Intervention and Research Projects, with 5 EIRP Clinics located all over Mumbai City & suburbs.

Early intervention includes provision of services to such children and their families for the purpose of lessening the effects of the condition. Early intervention can be remedial or preventive in nature—remediating the existing developmental problems or preventing their occurrence

At the Centers children are assessed by well-trained, qualified and experienced staff comprising Special Educators and Occupational Therapists. An individualized therapy designed to addreess the requirements of the child is then drawn up and administered. The child’s response to the therapy is monitored at regular intervals on established parameters, and therapy is modified if required.

AWMH has Various Programs Depending on the Child's Diagnosis, Requirement & Response

Home-bound Programs

Parents are trained to follow-up with the therapy at home. Our team of Occupational Therapists and Special Educators visit the home of the child to know the social and economic condition and what type of therapeutic and development  support the mother/ parent will be able to provide to the child. Existing support elements in the form of pro-active neighbours, etc are assessed and trained to follow-through with the therapy during the time the child is at home.

Trans-disciplinary approach

AWMH practices trans-disciplinary approach in providing early intervention services. Therefore all resources in the center are cross trained in Early Intervention care. Any resource can provide any type of services, once the diagnosis and therapeutic plan has been developed by the specialist.

Community based rehabilitation

AWMH practices trans-disciplinary approach in providing early intervention services. Therefore all resources in the center are cross trained in Early Intervention care. Any resource can provide any type of services, once the diagnosis and therapeutic plan has been developed by the specialist.

AWMH Early Intervention Research Project Clinics are at:

AWMH - EIRP Clinic (South Mumbai)

Marathi Primary School Building, Room No 5, Ground floor,

Khetwadi first lane, S.V.P. Road, Mumbai 400004

AWMH - EIRP Clinic (Ghatkopar)

106, Bhaveshwar Arcade Annexe, LBS Rd, Nityanand Nagar, GHatkoper (W), Mumbai 400086

Timings 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)

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AWMH - EIRP Clinic (Mulund)

Early Intervention Community Clinic, D/11, Mahavir Apts.

3/4, Parshwanath Nagar / Sarvoday Nagar, Mulund (W), Mumbai - 400 080.

AWMH - EIRP Clinic (Dombivali)

Shri Dombivli Manav Kalyan Kendra Hospital, Sharda Apts, 2nd Floor,

Joshi Wadi Tilak Nagar, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Rd, Dombivli (W), Dist. Thane - 421 202.

AWMH - EIRP Clinic (Mankhurd)

Block No 102, Building No 2A, MHADA Project, PMGP Colony,

 Mankhurd,  Mumbai – 400 088

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