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SAARTHI School For Special Children

Having a baby is the happiest moment in a parents’ life, but not, if the child is in any way less endowed. Any child born healthy is a special gift from God and the event is celebrated across the entire household, but alas for a child born with any deformities there is no celebration. The mentally retarded or developmentally disabled child seems to be an unwanted guest to the society but still for the parents it is an unusual gift. But at times even the parents can never recover from the shock and start considering them as a burden. Consequently, they withdraw from the society and start treating the child as a liability.

There are over 70 Million children in India with developmental disabilities and over 850,000 in Mumbai alone.


The quantity of care for such children is very limited, and even when it exists, the quality is variable. It is in this context that SAARTHI aspires to provide integrated care to the exceptional children of all sections of society, irrespective of financial considerations.

SAARTHI School for Special Children, a Non-profit organization supported by Octaware Technologies under its Corporate Social responsibility provides academic, vocational, medical and psychological support to the exceptional children.