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Monday, June 22, 2009

Medical Support Groups in India

 

Medical Support Groups in India
 
  
A medical support group is an organisation dedicated to the cause of a specific disability or medical condition. It may be:
  1. information provider (spreading awareness)
  2. service provider (working directly with the disadvantaged group)
The support groups have also been subdivided according to the city of their location:

ASHRAY (ASSOCIATION FOR SOCIAL HEALTH & REHABILITATION ACTION BY YOUTH)
Address: Basti Vikas Kendra, Tagore Road, Kamla Market, New Delhi-110002
Phone number: 3232377
Working in the area of: Multiple disabilities
  It has remedial education centres, referral health checkups and immunization facilities. It conducts cutting and tailoring classes and has a counselling centre.
 
BHAGWAN MAHAVEER VIKAS SAHAYATA SAMITI
Address: L-43, Connaught Circus, New Delhi-110001
Phone number: 3323350, 5785133
Working in the area of: Physically disabled
  The organisation conducts workshops for polio and amputee patients and provides artificial limbs to amputee patients and calipers to polio patients.
 
DELHI BHARAT VIKAS FOUNDATION
Address: 113A Pocket B, Dilshad Garden, New Delhi 110095
Phone number: 2296387, 2120559
Working in the area of: Physically disabled
  The organisation provides aids and appliances to the physically challenged.
 
GENETIC AND MENTAL RETARDATION CLINIC
Address: Dept. of Paediatrics, AIIMS, New Delhi-110029
Phone number: 6561123
Working in the area of: Multiple disabilities, Genetic and birth defects
  It is an outpatients clinic for genetic and birth defects, screening of metabolic, chromosomal and genetic disorders, prenatal diagnosis, surveys on mental handicaps and birth defects. Counselling facilities are also provided.
 
PARIVAAR - A FEDERATION OF PARENTS ASSOCIATION
Address: A-2520, Netaji Nagar, New Delhi-100023
Phone number: 6870987, 3311711, 3318329
Fax: 3316674
Working in the area of: All disabilities
  Parivar is a disabled children's parents' association which aims at creating awareness about disability and advocates the rights of disabled people.
 
AALAM
Address: JB-35BJanta Flat, Hari Nagar, New Delhi-110064
Phone number: 549 9229
Working in the area of: Multiple disability
  It is a rehabilitation and coaching centre for weak and disabled children from the weaker sections of the society. It also grants funds to women for small scale self employment.
 
ADP-SOUTH DELHI (A PROJECT OF WORLD VISION)
Address: I - 38 First Floor, Lajpat Nagar-11, New Delhi-110024
Phone number: 692 8695
Working in the area of: Orthopaedically handicapped
  The organisation helps to develop living skills in orthopaedically challenged people. It also provides opportunities for vocational studies. The organisation runs mobile dispensaries for Public Welfare Departments in collaboration with the Delhi State Government. It also runs a T.B. eradication programme.
 
AKSHAYA PRATISHTHAN
Address: Sector D Pocket III Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070
Phone number: 613 2565, 612 4923
Fax: 689 6143
Working in the area of: Orthopaedically disabled, Intellectually impaired
  The organisation has a co-educational primary day school (snack provided). Art, craft and music classes are given in addition to vocational training (printing,weaving, clay modelling, greeting cards, sewing, stitching, block printing, mosaics unit).
 
ALL INDIA INSTITUTE OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION
Address: Haji Ali, Keshavrao khadye Marg, Clarke Road, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 400034
Phone number: 4923881
Working in the area of: Physically/Orthopaedically handicapped
  It is a government sponsored institute which operates as a treatment-cum-training-cum-research centre in the field of rehabilitation of the physically handicapped. In patients and out patient facilities include orthopaedic appliances, vocational training and guidance.
 
AMARJYOTI RESEARCH AND REHABILITATION CENTRE
Address: Karkardooma, Vikas Marg, New Delhi-110092
Phone number: 215 1286
Fax: 2154936
Email: amarjyoti@del2.vsnl.net.in
Working in the area of: Multiple disabilities
  The organisation provides integrated education (where children with disabilities are taught with their non-disabled peers), in addition to health and medical facilities. Vocational training for rehabilitation is also provided. It conducts multi-pronged activities like education, health, vocational training and community development. It is currently managing community based rehabilitation projects in 30 urban slums. It conducts a physiotherapy course for Delhi University.
 
ASRA (ACTION FOR SELF RELIANCE AND ALTERNATIVE)
Address: WZ-14A, Jeet Shopping Market Budhela, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-1 10018New Delhi-110018
Phone number: 552 6844
Working in the area of: Orthopaedic disability
  The organisation provides computer education for class X and XII physically challenged students adopted from 10 slums. In addition, physiotherapy, medical care, vocational training and counselling services are provided.
 
ASSOCIATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF MULTIPLE HANDICAPPED CHILDREN
Address: B-56, Defence Colony, New Delhi-110024
Phone number: 462 3548
Working in the area of: Multiple disabilities, cerebral palsy, post polio residual paralysis, intellectual impairment
  It has a nursery school and an infant intervention programme. Psychotherapy, physiotherapy and counselling facilities are provided. Vocational training in the areas of computer, clay modelling, drawing, painting, music and drama, is given.
 
ASTHA (ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES FOR THE HANDICAPPED)
Address: S-268, Greater Kailash II, New Delhi-110048
Phone number: 641 9862
Working in the area of: Multiple disability
  The aim of the organisation is to work towards integration of disabled and non-disabled children. It provides facilities for special education, physiotherapy, speech therapy, counselling and referral services.
 
CHESHIRE HOME
Address: Bethlehem House,Mahakali Road, Opp. Canossa Convent, Andheri, Mumbai 400093
Phone number: 8324515
Working in the area of: Physical Disability
  The home provides permanent shelter and care for poor or low income men suffering from permanent physical disability but not infectious.
 
CHILD GUIDANCE CENTRE
Address: Department of Social Work (Delhi Univ.), 3 University Road, New Delhi-110009
Phone number: 7257881
Working in the area of: Multiple disabilities, mental illness, behavioural problems, learning disability
  Children with disabilities are helped with a combination of group work and play therapy. In addition, facilities for IQ testing and speech therapy are provided.
 
CRIPPLE-AID-TRUST
Address: 6-B MIG Flats, Shivam Enclave, Jhilmil, New Delhi-110032
Phone number: 2202085
Fax: 2445066
Working in the area of: Multiple disabilities
  The focus area of the organisation is in providing free legal advice to the disabled. In addition, it provides opportunities for employment, placement, job guidance and self-employment of the disabled in the private sector. It provides financial assistance to disabled artists for rehabilitation.
 
DELHI BROTHERHOOD SOCIETY
Address: Brotherhood House, 7, Court Lane, New Delhi-110054
Phone number: 3931432, 91-4626309
Fax: 3981025
Email: mono@del2.vsnl.net.in
Working in the area of: Orthopaedic disability
  The organisation works in the area of physical disability.
 
DELHI CHESHIRE HOME
Address: Delhi Cheshire House, Opp. Holy Family Hospital, Okhla Road, New Delhi-110025
Phone number: 6311069, 6917560
Fax: 6314727
Working in the area of: Orthopaedic disability, intellectual impairment
  The organisation provides physiotherapy, vocational training (music, computer training, screen printing of cards, agarbatti making, envelope making) and is a residential centre for orthopaedically and mentally challenged.
 
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
Address: Dr.Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Park Street, New Delhi-110001
Phone number: 3365525/363
Working in the area of: Multiple disabilities, intellectual impairment, Orthopaedic disability
  The organisation has a child guidance clinic for mentally and physically disabled children in the age group 0-15 years. The organisation also conducts testing, diagnosing, and treating of the disability. Counselling is also provided.
 
FAMILY OF DISABLED (FOD)
Address: B-1/500, Janakpuri, New Delhi-110058
Phone number: 5597328
Fax: 5502502
Email: foddelhi@yahoo.com
Working in the area of: Multiple disabilities
  It is an organisation for the promotion of artists to provide them economic independence. Recreation and leisure activities are provided in addition to counselling for the PWD's and their families. The organisation also arranges for aids and appliances to be given to the disabled.
 
INDIA VISION FOUNDATION
Address: 2, Talkatora Lane, New Delhi-110001
Phone number: 3792961
Fax: 3792928
Email: ivfindia@vsnl.com
Working in the area of: Physical, visual, hearing and intellectual impairment
  The organisation conducts surveys about the extent of disability in various areas of the country, especially the rural areas. It is involved in advocacy and the spread of awareness about the various disabilities. In addition, it provides aids to the disabled from the community.
 
INSPIRATION
Address: AG1 123D,Vikaspuri, New Delhi-110018
Phone number: 5611861, 5412463
Working in the area of: Intellectual impairment, multiple disabilities, autism, spasticity.
  The organisation provides a day care centre with vocational training, intervention, counselling and occupational therapy, for the children.
 
JAN MADHYAM
Address: 148 Zamrudpur, New Delhi-110048
Phone number: 6473525
Fax: 6473525
Email: jmadhayam@yahoo.com
Working in the area of: Multiple disabilities, learning disabilities, intellectual imapirment
  The organisation provides home-based intervention, vocational training centre at 147 Ayanagar Village, Phase 5 (near watertank)in New Delhi (Ph.-6501012). It also provides sex education and awareness about the same to the masses. It organises teacher training courses, guidance and referral services, medical camps, seminars and surveys related to the disabilities. The organisation works with children and young girls and advocates for their rights.
 
JEEVAN JYOTI MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY
Address: Near Bhogal, opp Ganga Automobiles, Jangpura, New Delhi
Working in the area of: Intellectual, orthopaedic disability
  It is a residential school for mentally nad physically challenged children. They are provided with food and clothing and vocational training.
 
NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE WELFARE OF THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED
Address: Municipal Tenaments, J.B. Marg, Parel, Mumbai 400012
Phone number: 4131262
Working in the area of: Physically/Orthopaedically handicapped
  The society provides medical treatment and cruches and also trains the disabled to use the crutches and do their daily work. It also conducts surgery in rare cases. Radiology department is also available in house.
 
ORGANISATION FOR UBIQUITOUS BACKWARD UPLIFTING RESEARCH AND EDUCATION (OUBURE)
Address: D28 Shastri Nagar, Hapur Road, Ghaziabad-201002
Phone number: 914755716
Working in the area of: Multiple disabilities
  It conducts training programmes for the disabled and also provides financial assistance for medical purposes. It is also involved in spreading social awareness and organises vaccination camps. Counselling services are also provided.
 
PARAPLEGIC FOUNDATION
Address: P.B. 6794, Barracks, L.T.M.G. Hospital Compound, Mumbai 400022
Phone number: 4076381
Working in the area of: Physically/Orthopaedically Handicapped
  The foundation manages sheltered workshop at Sion hospital and provides job placement, accommodation, special aids, recreational programmes, scholarship schemes to paraplegics and their children.
 
PARMATH MISSION HOSPITAL
Address: 23/7, Shakti Nagar, New Delhi-110007
Phone number: 7244300, 7246595
Fax: 7213798
Working in the area of: Orthopaedic disability
  It provides facilities for laboratory testing and physiotherpay for the orthopaedically disadvantaged.
 
PERFECT FOUNDATION SCHOOL
Address: R2- 26P/9 Indira Park, Palam Colony, New Delhi-110045
Phone number: 5415647, 5036586
Working in the area of: Physical disability
  It is a co-educational primary school for children in the age group of 3-10 years.
 
PRAKASH DEEP EDUCATIONAL & VOCATIONAL SOCIETY
Address: 1/5308-A, Street no 13. Balbir Nagar Extension, Shahdara, New Delhi-110032
Phone number: 2174003
Working in the area of: Multiple disabilities
  It provides special education and vocational training to children in the age group of 8-14 years.
 
RAJIV GANDHI FOUNDATION
Address: Jawahar Bhawan, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi-110001
Phone number: 3755117, 3755118
Fax: 3755119
Email: dpw@rgfindia.com
Working in the area of: Multiple disabilities
  The foundation is involved in advocacy and awareness of disability especially in the rural areas.
 
RAJKUMARI AMRIT KAUR CHILD STUDY CENTRE
Address: Dept. of Child Development, Lady Irwin College, Sikandara Road. New Delhi-110001
Phone number: 3719859
Working in the area of: All disabilities, autism, cerebral palsy, behavioural problems
  The centre caters to all disabilities and provides primary inclusive education to children. It also provides physical, occupational and speech therapy to children with various disabilities in the age group of 3-8 years. In addition, it also provides home based training programmes for parents/caretakers of disabled children.
 
RAKSHA
Address: The Old Harbour House, Tower Road, Cochin - 682 001
Working in the area of: Multiple disabilities
  It is a society for the care of children with Multiple Handicap.
 
S.E.C. DAY SCHOOL
Address: Manekji Guldar, Municipal School Building, North Avenue, Santa Cruz, Mumbai 400054
Phone number: 6462648
Working in the area of: Physically/Orthopaedically Handicapped
  The school has educational programme upto Std.VII in Marathi and Hindi medium. It also provides with subsidised transport, rehabilitation services such as medical consultation, physiotherapy and occupational therapy, counselling services and nutritional programmes.
 
SAPNA
Address: 139, Asiad Village, New Delhi-110049
Working in the area of: Orthopaedic disability, hearing impairment, speech disorders
  It is a co-educational rehabilitation setup for disabled children in the age group of 14-18 years. Vocational training in computers is provided.
 
TAMANNA ASSOCIATION
Address: D-6 Street, Vasant Vihar. New Delhi-110057
Phone number: 6143853, 6148269
Fax: 6143853
Working in the area of: Mental disability, autism
  The organisation aims at spreading awareness about disability in addition to legal advocacy about the same. It has special programmes for special education, vocational training, rehabilitation and counselling.
 
THE ENABLING CENTRE
Address: Lady Irwin College, Sikandra Road,New Delhi-110001
Phone number: 3274411 (R), 3719859
Working in the area of: Multiple disability; Visually impaired;Hearing Impaired; Cerebral palsy;Autism; Mentally retarded.
  The centre runs a co-educational primary day school for mentally disabled, visual and hearing impaired, cerebral palsy and autism in the age group 5-1 3 years. It also offers vocational training (block printing, papier mache) and has an integrated school. The centre is involved in referral services, pre-vocational training and organises workshops, seminars, training programme for early intervention; and providing counselling.
 
THE INSTITUTE FOR THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED (MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE & EMPOWERMENT, GOVT. OF INDIA)
Address: 4, Vishnu Digamber Marg, New Delhi-110002
Working in the area of: Orthopaedically handicapped
  The institute offers assessment clinic, occupational therapy O.P.D., physical therapy and speech therapy O.P.D. It also provides artificial limbs, aids and appliances fitment according to needs.The institute is running scheme of assistance to the disabled and special education school and hostel. It also has a library and a printing press.
 
THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND
Address: Sector V, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110022
Phone number: 6175886, 6176379, 6102944
Fax: 6187650
Email: nabdelhi@del2.vsnl.net.in
Working in the area of: Visual impairment; Multiple disability
  The association runs a preparatory school and offers integrated education as well as computer training. It also has a braille embossing section, multiple handicapped unit, hostel facilities and braille press. It is equipped with talking books and mobile eye clinic. It is also involved in sports for the visually impaired,promoting leadership quality among them and homescience activity for visually impaired and partially sighted. It also arranges home for the elderly blind and employment and placement services.
 
THE SOCIETY FOR REHABILITATION OF CRIPPLED CHILDREN
Address: Children Orthopaedic Hospital, Haji Ali Park, Opp. Willingdon, Sports Club, Clarke Road, Mumbai 400034
Phone number: 4944032
Working in the area of: Physically/Orthopaedically Handicapped
  The society has a special hospital for treatment of children with orthopaedic conditions, and specialises in the management of polio, cerebral palsy and congenital deformities. It also runs a special school and classes for in and outdoor students in english and local languages.
 
TRAINING CUM PRODUCTION CENTRE
Address: 20 North Avenue, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi-110026
Phone number: 5412871
Working in the area of: Intellectual impairment; Orthopaedically handicapped
  The centre provides training to the handicapped in the age group 18 years and above and also imparts vocational training (printing, tailoring, book binding). It also arranges for free pass, wages and stipend.
 
TRAINING-CUM-EARNING CENTRE FOR HANDICAPPED WOMEN OF WEAKER SECTION
Address: Institute No.1, Institutional Zone, Hudson Lines,Kingsway Camp, Delhi-110009
Phone number: 7233967
Working in the area of: Multiple disability
  The centre provides vocational training in various handicrafts and also has a provision for open school scheme, AICTE courses and formal education.
 
VERY SPECIAL ARTS INDIA
Address: C-418 Defence Colony, New Delhi-110024
Phone number: 4615243, 6134983
Working in the area of: Multiple Disability
  The organisation offers facility for remedial therapy; performing, creative and visual arts; basic education; and vocational training (weaving, painting, music, integrated and special.) The organisation also has a production centre, training courses for para professionals/professionals, rehabilitation workshops and resource library. It is actively involved in awareness programmes.
 
VIKLANG KENDRA
Address: Rotary Sponsored Crippled & Youth Welfare Society, 13, Lukerganj, Allahabad
Working in the area of: Physically/Orthopaedically Handicapped
 
 
VIMHANS (VIDYA SAGAR INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH AND NEUROSCIENCES)
Address: No 1, Institutional Area, Nehru Nagar, New Delhi-110065
Phone number: 6310510, 6310520
Email: vimhans@vsnl.com
Working in the area of: Orthopaedically handicapped; Cerebral palsy; Learning disabilities
  The institute offers medical and social rehabilitation. Cognitive and physical rehabilitation provided through Neuro rehabilitation clinic, child guidance centre, medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychology, prosthetic and orthotic services. It also provides medical education for medical professional.
 
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION CENTRE FOR HANDICAPPED
Address: I.T.I. Campus, Pusa, New Delhi-110012
Phone number: 5788780
Working in the area of: Multiple disability
  The centre is involved in evaluation and assessment, vocational counselling and guidance for parents and disabled persons. It also provides skill development programme, placement services, support and community extension services. It coordinates with other agencies within the jurisdiction of Delhi and Haryana and help with self employment.
 
WELL BEING COUNSELLING & HEALTH CENTRE
Address: U-1 58, Vats Complex (near subway), Main Vikas Marg, Shakarpur, New Delhi-1 10092
Phone number: 2440556, 2057049
Working in the area of: Intellectual impairement; Orthopaedically handicapped; Hearing impaired; Slow learner; Autism
  The centre runs a school for intellectually impaired children (academics, social behaviour) with facilities of indoor games, curricular activities and special education. It is also involved in behaviour modification programme, speech therapy, occupational therapy, child guidence clinic, psychological assessment and regular health checkup.
 
 

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