Santosh Institute was founded in September 2007 in Mahatma Gandhi School, Bandra East, especially for such children. This institute caters to Autistic individuals, physically and mentally challenged children.
Since then we have added various branches of sports clubs and schools. Details are as follows:
- 8 Sports Clubs at Opera House, Bandra, Goregaon, Kandivali, Mira Road, Thane, Dombivali and Vashi.
- 8 Special Schools at Opera House, Bandra, Vileparle, Kandivali, Mira Road, Thane, Dombivali and Vashi.
- Pre-Vocational and Vocational training at all our 8 Special Schools.
- 3 Residential Hostels/ Day Care - Bandra, Kandivali and Mira Road.
- 4 swimming centers - Bandra, Vileparle, Kandivali and Mira Road.
A total of 230 students with Autism and other disorders are enrolled in the institute, either as day scholars or evening students for sports and swimming or as boarders. In addition, every year, we also organize Summer camp, Diwali vacation camp and Christmas vacation camp for Autistic & M.R. Children.
Our Sports Club is the first of its kind in Mumbai that provides sports training to children with special needs. Here children of all age groups with any of the following: Autism, Mental Retardation, Down's Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Learning Disability etc. learn a variety of sports skills like Cycling, Cricket, Skating, Yoga and Carom to the best of their abilities.
The basic idea for starting Santosh Institute was that as children grow, they need regular activities to help them with their physical growth, to utilize their energy in a proper and meaningful way, to develop their social skills, to calm them down and regulate their night sleep pattern. Through sports, academic, vocational and ADL training, Santosh Institute is able to help these special children, according to their needs and capacity for learning.
SANTOSH FOUNDATION IS THE EFFORT BY ORDINARY PEOPLE DOING AN EXTRAORDINARY JOB.
The Sports Club is specially setup for Autistic individuals, physically and Mentally Challenged Children. The Sports Club is the first of its kind in Mumbai that caters to children with special needs. Here children of all age groups with Autism, Mental Retardation, Down's syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Learning Disability etc. come together and have a lot of fun.
The basic idea for starting this Sports Club was to setup a centre where all indoor and outdoor activities would be taught to these children which were not available in any institute. Secondly, as children grow they need regular sports activity to help with their physical growth, to utilize their energy in a proper meaningful way and to develop their social skill etc, to calm them down and regulate their night sleep pattern.
The children attend the sports club for 2 hours every day. When a child comes in, he is assessed and his goals are set; then the trainer starts working on them. The games are designed into Indoor and Outdoor Games.