The course is designed for professionals working with special needs population, special educators and teachers working in inclusive settings, mental health and social work/care organisations (NGOs). The organisation will have to provide an undertaking that under the aegis of the institution, the candidate will receive full support to do the ABT course and will commit to incorporate ABT within the organisation.


Comprehension, writing and reading skills in English. The course will be conducted in English

Post-graduation in Psychology, Social work, Humanities or Medicine OR Graduation in any stream (arts, commerce or science) with minimum two years or more field experience of working with special needs group

The graduation criteria will be waived for applicants having field experience of working with special needs group for seven years or more

Applicant must have a clear understanding and experience of the ‘pathology’ of illness/ disability/ special need s/he will be working with

Applicants must be currently working with an organization where s/he could directly apply what s/he learns under the supervision of seniors and peers

Inclination or passion for the art forms. Prior training or expertise in drama, music or other art forms is NOT mandatory

Aptitude for theory and research skills


Registered organisation working with special needs groups

Familiarize the candidate with the pathology and needs of the population

Commitment to incorporate ABT in their organizational processes