Dreamt by Late A. C. Sen & M. Sen the then Educators &
Teacher Educators trained at Clarke USA, actualized by
Late Rekha Roy Professional trained, Educator & Teacher
Educator HI & Sp & Hr. (CID, USA) In 1978 when the
specialty was unheard of in Eastern India. The beginning
was tine and humble.
AS AN INSTITUTION SHIRC IS DEDICATED TO CARING FOR THE SPEECH AND HEARING IMPAIRED CHILDREN
IN WEST BENGAL AND EASTERN INDIASHIRC's mission is to develop each and every disabled child into an independent and
contributory member of the society.
SHIRC has already main-streamed over 2250 hearing impaired children.
Around 400 hearing impaired children attend special educations in all its centers.
Several students take the school leaving exam through open school system.
25 children are examined per day in the outpatient department.
200 students undergo vocational training every year to promote self-reliance.
The Day-care Center sees patients not only from the Eastern India but also from
other parts of India, Nepal, and Bangladesh.
SHRUTI, a community based rehab services, sponsored by ActionAid, have rendered
composite rehabilitation to over 10000 beneficiaries in rural, tribal & difficult to reach
Collaborating with UNICEF, USAID, Govts. of India and West Bengal, serving as the
district resource center and accredited by the Rehabilitation Council of India for
training teachers for pre-school education.
Collaborating with several universities and professional organization in U.S. for
technical and other supports.
Started in most humble manner in 1978, SHIRC today operates from a full-fledged center in
Kolkata and from 4 other rural centers, and is collaborating with several other agencies.
From early identification, treatment and rehabilitation, SHIRC delivers an integrated service
to the speech and hearing impaired children through parent/professional partnership, home
training, preparation for integrated and special education, vocational training and day care