Early Intervention International Conference 2020

The Objectives

To disseminate the knowledge and the experience gained by various stakeholders in the field of Early Intervention of children with special needs and mutual sharing of the knowledge.

A platform for Amar Seva Sangam and other early intervention models for global level scale up through network and collaboration and get value addition with other knowledge partners.

“Early Intervention: Maximizing the Special Need Child’s Potential Towards Inclusion” was an International Conference hosted by Amar Seva Sangam in Chennai, India from Feb.13-15.

The conference was an opportunity for ASSA and other organizations to disseminate and share knowledge in the field of Early Intervention therapy for children with delayed development. It provided an opportunity to network and collaborate with researchers, program implementer, policy makers and practitioners across the world. Amar Seva Sangam was able to share the findings of our Early Intervention program in an attempt to spread similar models of home based early intervention around the world.

In total, 642 participants attended the international conference from 30 different states in India and from Indonesia, Cambodia, USA, Canada, China, Bangladesh, Australia and UK. This included 83 special invitees from Government of Tamil Nadu and India and international and national funding organization leads.

There were 18 plenary presentations from renowned faculty around the world.

  • Please see: http://amarsevaeiic2020.in/scientific-program.php for details for the plenary talks.
  • Overall, 109 abstracts were received in which 57 were selected for oral presentation and 30 posters were selected for the poster presentation. A total of 10 poster and oral presentations were from ASSA’s team which was an excellent opportunity to disseminate the findings of our research work
  • Please go to the web link: https://www.amarseva.org/our-work/early-intervention-program/eiic-proceedings to see the conference proceedings.
  • As part of 2 Pre-conference workshops, training of our program model and dissemination of our research work was provided for 147 health workers including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, special educators, speech therapists, developmental therapists early interventionists, nurses, developmental pediatricians, pediatricians and physicians. http://amarsevaeiic2020.in/pre-conference-workshops.php
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