With this goal of `early detection and early intervention’ in mind, in 1989 the Chitra Lane Children’s Resource Centre was established adjacent to the Chitra Lane School. Today, this Resource Centre is well recognized as a center of excellence to which schools, hospitals, and doctors from across Sri Lanka refer children for evaluations and follow-up therapy. Families come to us from in and around Colombo as well as from the southern province, the central hills, and the North and the East of Sri Lanka.
Every child that walks in through our doors is seen by one of our experienced consultants and provided with screening and an intervention program that is carried out by a team of professionals including educational and medical specialists, a psychologist, speech therapists, physiotherapists, and several remedial teachers. Parents are empowered with the necessary skills and knowledge to care for their special child at home.
The Children’s Resource Centre provides a comprehensive range of services all under one roof including educational skills evaluations; individualized remedial education; speech and language development; physiotherapy and hydrotherapy; medical clinics; parent counseling and training; vocational and life skills development for young adults with special needs. The Chitra Lane Children’s Resource Centre also collaborates with Universities, NGOs, schools, and other professionals in similar fields in conducting staff training and awareness programs.
Ours has been a challenging journey over the years. One, which could not have been undertaken without the kind support of many who have helped us in so many ways. Join hands with us as we continue on our journey of creating a better tomorrow for the children of Sri Lanka.