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Rehabilitation : Support Groups

Support Groups have very strongly emerged on the therapeutic scene. In support group meetings, people with disabilities, family friends and well-wishers come together and lend support to each other in overcoming the disability. Here, members share their experiences, feelings, interests and aspirations. Members encourage and motivate each other. The general atmosphere is of warmth. support and acceptance. This facilitating scene foster positive change in the member. They discover that they are not alone and their problems are not unique.

Empowerment of the person with disability being the ultimate goal.

Most important message is "Their problems can be overcome!" and "Self help is the best help"

Following are the Support Groups where members can come together

Mental Retardation


Damodar Tilak Phone No (R) : 9520-25863619, 9822045938
Parents of Down's Syndrome Phone No :28401149
Parivaar National Federation of Parent Association for Persons with MR, Autism And CP
Dr. H T Dholakia
503, 'Silver Palm', St./ Francis Road,
Near Milan Subway, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai 400 056.
Phone : (22) 2613-4124

RAC - Recreational Activity Club (AWMH)
Every Sat. 10.30 am to 12.30 pm at Happy Hours School, Bandra
Every Sat. 4 pm to 6 pm at Peddar Road, Mumbai
Contact Mr. Dhanraj Kotak Phone : 446 - 2668

Sweekar, Nagpur
Association of parents of mentally challenged,Autistic, C.P. and M.D. children.
Address - 9, Kasturba Bhavan, 349/2,
Bajaj Nagar, Nagpur-440010
Telephone - 0712-2225766
Website - www.sweekarnagpur.org
E-mail- sweekarnagpur@yahoo.in
Office hours :- 11.00am to 3.00pm

Cerebral Palsy   Spastics Society of India
National Resource Centre for Inclusion, K.C. Marg, 
Bandra Reclamation, Bandra (W), Mumbai - 400050
Phone : 644-3666/ 88
WebSite : www.nrcissi.org
ADAPT - Able Disabled All People Together

Address same as above

Sensory Handicaps

Hearing Impairment

Visual Impairment


All Schools have parents teacher meeting  and problems are discussed.

Smita Abhyankar
Phone : (R)  614-2774
Utkarsh Mandal School 
Phone : 615-3008
Asha Thatte

Phone : (R) 446-2698/ 444-8215
Vibha Dhabe
Phone : 422-2741
Vishakha Mehta
Phone : 841-4372



Forum for Autism
Bina Modak 
Phone No (R) : 414-5221

Learning Disability   ChildReach   .... more details
Reena Navalkar 

Phone No : (R) 9520-26659816

PACE   .... more details
Phone No : 641-4171

Maharashtra Dyslexia Association 
Phone : 556-5754

Alpha to Omega Learning Centre
12, Gajapathi Road, Kilpauk, Chennai - 10
Phone : 641 - 2763
Epilepsy   E-Cell Epilepsy Information Centre
J.S. Municipal School, Nana Chowk,
Grant Road (W) Mumbai - 400007
Phone : 6505-7751
Click here for more information 

Kavita Shanbhag
Phone No : (R) 2437-7457
Carol D'Souza
Phone : (R) 2651-1328
See E-Cell Presentation

Ketogenic Diet Support Group
Sunil & Varsha Pai
Phone : 2616-0800
Dr. Janak Nathan
Phone : 2422-1954

Juvenile Diabetes   Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
Phone : (Clinic) 635-2752 
Spina Bifida   www.spinabifidaclinic.in
Muscular Dystrophy   Dr. Khadilkar - Bombay Hospital 
Phone : 209-0227/ 206-7676 Extn : 359

Sharayu Ghadi's
Phone : (R) 022-23053589, 09892455007