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Composite Regional Centre for Skill Development, Rehabilitation & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Guwahati is an initiative of Govt. of India, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. The centre is located at Guwahati Medical College & Hospital (GMCH) Campus, Bhangagarh, Guwahati, Assam 781 032. The centre has been functioning since 19th March 2001 under the administrative control of Swami Vivekananda National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research (SVNIRTAR), Odisha. The aim of CRC, Guwahati is to provide services to the PWDs and develop manpower in the field of disabilities in the North Eastern Region (NER). It provides comprehensive rehabilitation services at the centre and through extended services (Identification, assessment and distribution camps) to the PWDs. The centre also conducts various courses in the field of disabilities. Presently, the centre is running four courses namely 1.Diploma in Hearing Language & Speech 2. D. Ed Special Education (Mental Retardation) 3.Bachelor in Audiology Speech Language Pathology. & 4. B. Ed Special. Education. (Hearing Impairment)

The centre has been providing therapeutic and rehabiliation services for all types of Disabilities under the same roof through its OPD.  The OPD of centre has the following units.

  1. PMR unit
  2. Speech & Hearing Unit
  3. Physiotherapy Unit
  4. Occupational Therapy Unit
  5. Prosthetics & Orthotics Unit
  6. Clinical Psychology Unit
  7. Special Education Services Unit
  8. Orientation and Mobility Services Unit
  9. Vocational Services Unit.
  10. Mental Retardation Unit.

The centre further undertakes various outreach programs to cater the needs of the PWDs at their doorsteps under various ongoing government sponsored schemes/projects like ADIP, North East Activities. It also organizes various awareness program in the form of seminars, workshop etc. to make the society aware about the disabilities and its effects and how to prevent it.