About Indian National Portage Association


Indian National Portage Association (INPA) is a Non-Profit, Professional, Educational, Non-Government, Voluntary Organization with its Headquarters at Chandigarh, India. 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 children 'at-risk' of developmental delays / learning disabilities / mental retardation and welfare of the 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. However, for the past few years, INPA is spreading its wings for many more activities including starting new courses, recognized by international and / or national bodies.

Aims & Objectives of INPA

INPA is mainly dedicated to helping normalize children with or at risk of developmental delays, learning disabilities and mental retardation 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 premises that more than simple humanitarian care is required 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) 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.

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