NISH is an autonomous organization registered as a society by the Social Justice Department, Government of Kerala. It is an ISO 9001-2015 certified institute and has been awarded the following accreditations:
“Excellent” institute by the Rehabilitation Council of India
'Grade A' institute by NAAC.
NISH is a comprehensive multi-purpose institute focusing on the identification, intervention, rehabilitation and education of individuals with disabilities. Since its inception in 1997, NISH has made significant contributions for improving the quality of life of individuals with communication disorders and has taken a pioneering effort in implementing various programs for the disabled population across the state. NISH hosts a unique inclusive campus which has students and staff with diverse abilities.
The activities of NISH include:
Implementation of various disability-related projects of Govt. of India and Govt. of Kerala.
Consultative work on policy formulation and implementation on disability as assigned by Government
Trans-disciplinary assessment and intervention for various disabilities ( Communication Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Other Developmental Disabilities) by audiologists, speech-language pathologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, special educators, psychologists, ENT doctors and Neurologists.
Early intervention programs for young hearing-impaired children before school age
Early intervention programs for young children in the Autism Spectrum
Academic programs including degree courses for Hearing Impaired students,
Professional rehabilitation courses like BASLP, MSc (Audio), MSc (Speech Pathology), BOT, DECSE and DISLI.
Assistive Technology (AT) assessment, implementation and follow-up.
Counselling and parent guidance.
Camps and outreach programs such as Public Seminars, Hands-on workshops, CRE programs
Social relevant research in the field of disability & rehabilitation
Collaborative projects with institutions in India as well as international
Faculty exchange programs with institutions working in similar areas both domestic and international
Internship and employment support for students with industrial organizations