• office@santoshcare.com
  • +91 - 93206 87976, 84229 06604, 022 2651 0716
  • Santosh Autism Centre, opp. MIG Cricket Club, Kalanagar, Bandra (East), Mumbai - 400051, India.

Director Note

Mr. Dattaram A. Fonde

Founder-Director of "Santosh Institute for Mentally Challenged", Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


B.A Psychology, B.Ed, D.Ed & M.Ed in Special Education, Graduated in Psychology.

He has a strong urge to work for under privileged Class and especially for the Autism & Mentally challenged children;

"SANTOSH" Literally means to bring happiness in the lives of Special Children. Many Institutions like Ashiyana institute for Autism, Prayas special School, child n you, Skills and ability, Sunshine School, Sol's Arc Special School, SAI Autism School, Dr. Kalbag Special School, AWMH Special School, Datar Institute Panvel, Manav Vikas Kendra Panvel, Aasha Foundation, Tamahar School Banglore, Sai Matimand Vidhyalaya, D. Ed. College Shirdi, Sir Kika Bhai Premchand Minds College of D.Ed and B.Ed Special Education (Mumbai) Institute etc have taken guidance from Mr. Dattaram Sir.

I want to bring happiness in the lives of children suffering from Autism, Dyslexia and other mental disorders.
€ธข€ธ—€ธข€ธ—€ธข€ธ—€ธข€ธ— Dattaram Fonde, Founder "SANTOSH INSTITUTE".
In India, there are many children belonging to a special category, who are neither normal nor belong to the typical classification of mentally challenged. Yet, these children, afflicted with Autism or Hyperactivity or ADHD or Cerebral Palsy, struggle with their mental challenges and do not find admission to regular schools.

These children usually face problems such as hyperactivity [find it difficult to sit in one place], attention deficit disorder [difficulty in concentration], dyslexia [reading difficulty]. Some children have perfect hearing but no speech. Some can walk but cannot run; some can read but cannot write. That is where I started with a sports centre for these kids and then special schools, vcational center, swimming center and Residential to. My dream project is to build a Residential Home for thee special kids where they would be trained with tumost care and nurtured with love and affection. .


Together We Can... Together We Will...