Founder's Message

/ Founder's Message

Founder's Message

“Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.”- B.R. Ambedkar

The magnitude of discrimination and stigma faced by people and their families with disability in India cannot be underestimated. People do not understand disability, and people fear what they don't understand!

At Astitav, we truly believe in Dr. Ambedkar’s words and work solely with the intention of creating the right environment for nurturing children with special needs along with providing support to their families.

We also believe that the only disability in life is a bad attitude, therefore with the right kind of professional support and by helping the children and their families develop a positive attitude; we strive to help children with specific needs become self-reliant and learn how to manage their disability.

At Astitav, we focus on each child’s specific needs and work along with their families to make individual plans that allow us to give specific attention to each child's weaknesses and strengths; setting targets that help the child achieve his fullest potential in the process.

To help us achieve our child centric goals, we have handpicked a team of experts comprising of Special Educators, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Language Therapists, Drama Therapists, etc. A group of professionals, who together work towards giving a purpose to the child’s life, making him or her become more confident and self-reliant in today’s competition drive world.

The available infrastructure and the care of professionals at the center, helps ensure that the overall environment at ‘Astitav’ is highly conducive to child’s learning and development.

Apart from working individually with children, ‘Astitav’ also runs various programs and initiatives that help children learn specific vocational skills and undertakes endeavor towards spreading awareness and breaking myths centered on special needs and disabilities.

Ms. Monica Dinesh

Founder Director