In order to ensure that the differently abled children are not excluded from the general education system, the Government is providing special education through 72 Government and aided
institutions for these children.
There are 22 Government special schools. Among them each 10 schools for the visually impaired and hearing impaired and one each for severely locomotors disabled and intellectual challenged Children.
The 22 government special schools which are functioning in the state includes 3 higher secondary schools for the visually impaired at poonamalle (Boys_, tiruchirappalli (Girls) and thanjavur (Boys and Girls) and 2 schools for hearing impaired at Dharmapuri and Thanjavur.