Care and Training for Children with Intellectual Disabilities
Asha Bhavan is a home for the children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, who are orphans. The Government of Maharashtra has established MDC Home (Asha Bhavan) in 1986 to cater the needs and care of intellectually disabled/mentally challenged court committed street boys. The Government of Maharashtra entrusted the management of MDC Home to Param Prasad Charitable Society in 2000. Now it has emerged as a model institution in caring and training of intellectually and developmentally disabled children in the state.
Param Prasad Charitable Society (Reg. No.MAH-2642/1993 Satara & F.2621), established in 1992 has emerged as one of the strongest organisations in the civil districts of Satara and Solapur in the state of Maharashtra, in the fields of education, health care and community development. It has networked with the Governments and Indian Red Cross Society and civil society, running various schools, colleges, technical institutes, orphanages, hospitals and other community development programmes. Its contribution in the area of care and rehabilitation of Persons with intellectual disabilities are remarkable. ‘Asha Bhavan’ at Kodoli and ‘Ashagram’, at Koregaon, Satara, are a few among them. It works also in spreading awareness regarding care, education and rehabilition of Persons with intellectual disabilities.