- Sandnya Sanwardhan Sanstha is an institute dedicated to serve mentally disabled children, whom the organization refers to as "differently-abled" children. Supporting Asha chapters - Athens, NYCNJ, Silicon Valley.
- Directly reaches 114 individuals annually
- Provides Children With Disabilities in rural Maharashtra since March 2006
Sandnya Sanwardhan Sanstha provides service to 98 children who fall under 5 levels of mental disability - ranging from borderline to profound. Profoundly retarded children need 1-on-1 attention for them to do their daily tasks (like brushing their teeth, eating, etc.). More than 13 children in SSS fall under this category. The Institute provides a range of services to the children, depending on their needs. These are: Special Education, Speech Therapy, Physiotherapy, Music Therapy, Parents and Sibling Training, Learning through cultural programs, Sports and Yoga, Home-based training, Public Awareness, Vocational Training Rehabilitation, Parent Relief Center. Mr Navin Deshpande of Sanndya recently gave a talk at Asha Athens. You can watch the recording here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl6lE6Os6aw