About Indian National Portage Association

Indian National Portage Association (INPA) headquartered at Chandigarh, India is a Non-Profit, Professional, Educational, Non-Government, Voluntary Organization set up 39 years ago by Prof Mrs. Tehal Kohli. INPA has served more than 40,000 beneficiaries till date.

It is an affiliate of International Portage Association, USA. (IPA consists of a focused group of professionals, parents & individuals who are interested in research, service and policies related to children with or at risk of a disability and their families. IPA is active in more than 130 countries of the world).

Indian National Portage Association is registered under Societies Registration Act 1860, No.2282 and is also FCRA Registered and Tax exempted.

INPA is an action oriented, research services based Organization, dedicated to the welfare of children 'at-risk' of Developmental Delays / Learning Disabilities / Mental Retardation and Welfare of women / Families.

INPA has Zonal Representatives all over the country, to promote the Portage movement and offer Portage services as well as Early Intervention Services to the children with special needs. In the past few years, INPA has spread its wings for many more activities including starting new courses, recognized by International and / or National Bodies.

Aims & Objectives of INPA

INPA is primarily dedicated to helping normalize children with or at risk of Developmental Delays, Learning Disabilities and Mental Retardation /Intellectual Disabilities as well as helping their families and also offer special need-based education and training for other segments of society.
It is primarily based on the premise that something more than simple humanitarian care is needed for such children and that Portage Home/Institution/Center Based Services and other Programmes can meet this need.

Its aims and objectives would help promote the National Policy of Education (1986 and later Reports such as Subramanian Report, 2016 -17) which lays stress on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programmes through family and community involvement.

It also promotes aims and objectives of other National Bodies such as Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), etc for providing Education/Special Education/Human Resource Development and Services to special groups of children, disadvantaged BOP Population, unemployed youth etc In fact the National Policy on Education (NPE) is a policy formulated by the Government of India to promote education amongst India's people. The policy covers elementary education to colleges in both rural and urban India.

Our President - Prof Mrs. Tehal Kohli

INPA Vision and Mission

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