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The child learns more in a natural setting with least expectations to perform. Surely, it brings colour in their lives. Every child with special needs should be encouraged to pursue a hobby that transports them into a comfort zone. These recreational activities like sports, arts and crafts inject enthusiasm, spirit of fun in their otherwise packed schedule of various therapy sessions, remedial lessons, long hours of homework etc. Not only do they release the stress but also build self-esteem & provide an opportunity to channelize energy in a positive manner.Besides these positive points, more importantly, they teach social rules in a subtle manner.

Recreation can be in the form of Sports, Arts & Crafts, etc.

Sports (Indoor/Outdoor) are useful vehicles to learn from and teach team spirit and healthy competition without actually being taught.

Special children who excel in sports can participate in Paralympics games and Special Olympics events. Paralympics games are part and parcel of Olympic Games. They are held in the same venue. They promote equality, awareness about challenged athletes who compete on elite sports level. Special Olympics involve athletes from all performing level with varying capacities. Children good at sports are trained in schools to participate in Special Olympics.

For more detailed log on-
www.specialolympics.org ,
Phone :+91-11-29841362 / 63

There are other contacts such as – All India Chess Federation ForThe Blind (AICFB)
Charudatta V.Jadhav, Gen.Secretary - AICFB, C/O 128/4253, Nehru Nagar, Kurla East, Mumbai-400024.
Phone:9820226516, 09322870908

All India AndhStriHitt Association (AIASHA) Mumbai arranges swimming & chess coaching for children with visual impairment. They also undertake treks.
Contact: Neha Nalin Pawaskar-26572752 / 9821584436

All India Sports Council of the Deaf
Phone:098737 90958

Association for the Welfare of persons with a Mental Handicap in Maharashtra (AWMH) conducts annual Maharashtra State Cricket Tournament for Special Schools
BMC Marathi Primary School Bldg, 1st flr, Khetwadi, 1st Lane, S.V.P. Road, Behind Alankar Cinema,
Mumbai- 400004. 23889814/23889956 Mr. Ravi Bagdi -9322407200

Blossom Disability Foundation
C/OAll India Balkan Ji Bari 25, Juhu Road, Santacruz (W), Mumbai – 4000054.
Ashwini : 9004815726, Bhavana : 9819578480,9892722562

Santosh Institute for Mentally Challenged Children – Centres in Mumbai

  • 1. Mahatma Gandhi School, Bandra(E)
  • 2. Planet Kids, Versova ,Andheri(W)
  • 3. Palm Court, Malad(W)
  • 4. Tiger Kids, Goregaon(E),CIDCO Community Centre, Navi Mumbai
  • 5. Shubh Shilp,Star Colony, Dombivali(E)
  • 6. M. G. Road, Near Sun city Theatre, Vileparle (E),
  • 7. Near Charkop Police Station, Charkop, Kandivali (W)
  • 8. Behind Mahavishnu Temple, Western Express Highway, Mira Road (E), Thane
  • 9. Dr. Hajirnis Building, Off LBS Marg, Uthalsar, Thane West
  • 10. Ram Nagar, Opp. Bank of India, Dombivali (E)
  • 11. Plot No 15, Sector 22, Nearby MGM Hospital, JNPT Road, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai

Contact: Dattaram Fonde- Phone: 93206 87976, 84229 06604, 022 2651 0716,

Khel Khel Mein - Play Ideas for Special Persons by Anand Kumtha
Workshops on games & leisure activities. Mob: 9930275026

Vedh Sports Academy by Datta&Tejashri Shinde
Mob: 9029546248, 9029296413

Vision Institute
C/701, SubhSarita Building, Krishna Nagar, Borivali East, Mumbai- 400066 Mob: 9833815215/ 8108240005

ISHWAR-Inclusion and Social Harmony with Attitude Reconstruction

P/8B, HauzKhas Enclave (Basement), New Delhi-110016.
Phone: 011- 26535247, 26855154, 9810269298, 9810075122.

They conduct sports program like cricket, basketball, swimming, skating, karate, chess & dance.  

IMRHC- Integrated Multipurpose Recreation & Hobby Centre
Shankaranilaya, 8/1, Surveyor’s Street, Basavangudi, Bangalore-560004.
Phone: 080- 26574258, 9448465791.

For Nature/ Adventure Lovers

A Filly & Colt Farm- They have customized programmes for children
with Special Needs.
Plot no 9, Gat no. 42, Gurushakti, Off Ekvira Road, Dahivali Village, Karla, Lonavala 410405' Mob: 9930413902, 9987429711

Youth Hostel Associations of India(YHAI)

Announces 50 adventure scholarships to physically challenged youth including deaf & dumb.
5 Nyayamarg, ChanakyaPuri, New Delhi Phone: 7827999000

Tata Steel Adventure Foundation

(TSAF), Jamshedpur.Contact: Bachendri Pal JRD Tata Sports Complex (Eastern Wing) Northern Town, Jamshedpur - 831001
Phone: 91-657-6643389/ 6645189. Mobile: 7209457055

Dance/ Drama/ Arts

Ajivasan Music Class

Suresh Wadkar’s Music Academy, Ajivasan Building, Next to SNDT College, Juhu Tara Road, Santacruz West, Mumbai- 400049
Phone: 77381 11664‬

Natya Shala – Drama workshops for children with Special Needs

Contact-Mrs.Kanchan Sontakke
Phone: 9821681657
Mr.Shivdas Ghodke Phone: 8828977601

Shiamak Davar’s Victory Arts Foundation (VAF) endeavours to use the power of danceas a therapeutic medium.

2nd Floor, Nadia MaryComplex, Dr. C.G. Road, Chembur (E), Mumbai- 400071.
Phone: 022 2520 1505 ‬

Velvi founded by Dr.Parasuram Ramamoorthi

10, Ashok Nagar Third Street,Kochadai,Madurai - 625016.
Phone: 9655573751, +91 452 2384479 ‬


Ability Unlimited

320, Pocket -2 Phase 1, MayurVihar, Delhi-110092
Phone: 91 11 43024776, 9811340308, 9953747398 ‬


Swaranandwan Orchestra

MaharogiSewaSamiti, Warora, at & Post ANANDWAN - 442 914Via Warora,
Dist.Chandrapur, Maharashtra - 442 914
Phone: 07176 - 282034, 282425, 09881844024, 91-7447-424000, 9011-094606. ‬


ABT- Arts Based Therapy/ Workshops

Zill Botadkar- 9819064508


Bal Kalyan Sanstha, Pune

Near Raj Bhavan, Ganesh khind Road, Pune – 411007
Phone: 020- 256555953 ‬


National Bal Bhavan


Nehru BalBhavan, NetajiS ubhashchandra Marg, Charni Road, Mumbai – 400 004 Phone: 23636315, 23636314, 23679267

Kotla Road, New Delhi – 110002
Phone:(011) 23232672, 23237856, 23231597
Garware Bal Bhavan, Opposite Sarasbaug, Pune 411 002

Phone:(020) 2444 2109

Mouth & Foot Painting Artists

A-401, Dipti Classic, Suren Road, Andheri East, Mumbai- 400093.
Phone: 4009 8877 ‬


Beyond Sight Foundation by ParthoBhowmik teaches photography to students with Visual Impairements.

A 403 VasantSarita, 90 Feet Road, Thakur Complex, Kandivali East, Mumbai – 400101
Phone: 022-28701761, 09821474731

A Delhi-based start-up has launched a smartphone app that can assist people with special needs to find disabled-friendly restaurants,
tourist locations and other public places across India. This app, called BillionAbles, is India's first lifestyle app for persons with disabilities and special needs.

Mr.& Miss Wheelchair India (MMWI) was conceived by Late Mr.Sounak Banerjee for aspiring models with presentable, well-rounded personality & role models on wheelchairs with a disability to make a foray into the fields of fashion, television, glamour, and movies.
This is supported by the leading NGOs of India.
504, SonamShraddha, Golden Nest1, Bhayandar East, Mumbai.
Phone: 070118 81686‬

Newzhook-India’s 1st accessible news channel by Barrier Break with a special focus on disability
related news that is accessible to visually impaired screen reader users and promotes sign language news for the deaf.
Phone: 097025 94531‬