Our Mission is to propel perceptions of disability from a label to the empowerment and enablement of ability to achieve inclusion in all streams of life. Towards this end, IACP will endeavor at all times to achieve reaching of the highway of enablement and empowerment for persons with developmental disability by the following 8 steps. We will try to inculcate these principles in our members not as a slogan but as a matter of attitude and habit in our daily professional practice.
- Early diagnosis of all developmental disorders as early as possible with in the limitations of presently available professional and technological competencies.
- Effective communication and education of parents for coping strategies required to meet the demands and stresses of parenting special children according to the needs of the families with a family centered approach.
- Evolving early developmental guidance models which are eclectic, need based, culturally sensitive & cost effective for optimal development with out accent on therapy methods & techniques trying to fix disability & pursue the impossible dream of normalization.
- Enabling medical and educational management with a person first approach by creating opportunities for activities and participation as per ICF model.
- Environmental enrichment by breaking down architectural and attitudinal barriers from health care to employment levels.
- Enhancing quality of life of individuals with disabilities with competencies however compromised they may be and promote well being of their families to ensure their rightful place under the sunshine as envisaged in the WHO convention on the rights of the disabled.
- Encouraging networking at national and international levels among all professionals to facilitate intra and inter disciplinary interaction to care, share, learn and mentor generation next to take the movement forward.
- Ensure promote the usage of people first language universally among members of IACP and abolish derogatory labels like spastic, autistic, dyslexic etc by prefixing the person as an individual rather than the stereo typed disability caricature –for example referring to a child as child with spastic cerebral palsy and not as –MR/CP or spastic child.