In 2005, a few professionals in Malappuram District of Kerala State started a research about habilitation and rehabilitation of individuals affected by cognitive, communicated and other related developmental disorders. The results of the research which extended till 2007 deliberated the requirement to establish a non-governmental organization that is credible, self-sustaining and associated meticulously with local self-government bodies.
Accordingly, they reinforced the team by inviting more like-minded professional colleagues and friends and organized themselves into the shape of a formal association duly registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860. Thus ACCCORD (Association for Care of Cognitive, Communicative and Other Related Disorders) was initiated. A service providing organ under its patronage known as RICCCH (Rehabilitation Institute for Cognitively and Communicatively Challenged) was established on November 14, 2007.
Rehabilitation Institute for Cognitively and Communicatively Challenged (RICCCH) shortly known as RICCCH is an upcoming centre of excellence for addressing cognitive, communicative and other related disorders from an integrated multi-disciplinary professional perspective. Established in November, 2007, RICCCH has abundant number of highly qualified professionals like speech language pathologists, clinical psychologists, audiologists, Ayurveda Psychiatrist, special educators, occupational therapists, and physiotherapists, medical and psychiatric social workers, Ayurveda Therapist. We enjoy the support of a large number of satisfied clientele who have availed our services for conditions like intellectual impairments, autism spectrum disorders, speech/ hearing impairments, learning differences, psychological and a few other developmental disorders.
RICCCH works in close co-ordination with related medical fortes in order to ensure total integrated professional care for its clients. RICCCH is the first institution of its kind in the entire Malabar region of Kerala that provides full time multi-disciplinary professional services for cognitive and communicative disorders. The registered office of ACCCORD and the principal centre of RICCCH are based out of Angadippuram in Malappuram District, Kerala. RICCCH has also RICCCH@Hospital Centre functioning at Edavanna in Malappuram District.
During the years that followed we have been able to provide interventions and remedial training programs through integrated multi-disciplinary therapeutic approach as per WHO guidelines hundreds affected by various disorders.