Children with special needs

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AIKYA‘s vision is “to enhance the quality of life of individuals with special needs through education and training to enable them to achieve their fullest potential and integrate them into mainstream society. The organization assumes a very pragmatic and proactive approach in working with Children with different abilities.” Children as early as a few months can be taken to Aikya and a personalised development programme is created for each child. Aikya also organises short term training courses for parents and volunteers. Aikya Foundation welcomes qeries and assures that they will be answered within 48 hours.

Parvathy Viswanath
AIKYA – Centre To Integrate the Different
New 7, Bhagirathi Street, R A Puram
Chennai – 600028 Tamil Nadu
Ph:+91-44- 9444960643


The Delhi Society for the Welfare of Special Children (DSWSC)

Okhla Centre, (Opposite Holy Family Hospital)
Okhla Marg, New Delhi 110 025
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Phones: School – 011-2631 0979, Office (telefax) – 011-2631 7120
Teachers’ Training Institute – 011-2632 0014
Advisor/ Admn. – 011-26310896


ADAPT was formerly ‘The Spastics Society of India’, founded by Dr. Mithu Alur in 1972. Has a comprehensive spectrum of intervention programs, advocacy activities and services for children and young adults with disabilities. These include a focus on inclusive education, inclusive employment, para-medical and counselling services, therapy and pedagogy. The website is detailed and informative.

Mindsprings works with children with learning difficulties and special needs and helps them to cope with regular school and learning. Visit the website here. They have programs over the spectrum of special needs, providing support to the exceptionally abled and to the learning disabled.
Address: Jo-Liza Building, Flat no 1, Ground Floor, Sasmira Marg, Worli, Mumbai – 25
Ph: 022-24970140

Minal Kavishwar (Clinical psychologist; Founder of Animal Angels Foundation)
Alternative/complementary therapy – Animal Assisted Therapy & Activities (AAT & AAA)
Working with animals and people within the framework of structured therapy to facilitate treatment and therapy processes. A particular focus of Minal’s work is on children with special needs.
Office: 1 ,C-1, Krishnanagar, Erandwane, Pune, India
Ph: +91-9421004291