Welcome to Disha Special School

Late Mrs.Prabha Mehta

Founder

Mr. Naresh Chawla

Chairman, Board of Management

Disha Special School and Autism Center is one of the Centres of Excellence for Autism and developmental disabilities in the country. The Centre provides all the required therapies by a highly committed team of qualified, trained and certified professionals under one roof. Disha has created its own benchmark by adopting evidence – based practices, World-class methodologies and State of the Art technology for each therapy. Disha follows a highly structured individualized education and therapy program based on each child’s developmental needs and strengths. Customized Apps developed by a subsidiary of USA based company for various learning skills are extensively used. These Apps have proved to be a great boon for speedy learning of the children. Disha School is one of the first Autism Centres in the country who adopted the latest US curriculum (Unique Learning System) and for its implementation all the professionals of Disha are trained by an Expert Trainer from the USA. Disha is using Speech Generating (AAC) Devices generously donated by Mr. David Goldberg, USA kind courtesy Ms. Ambika Bhattacharya for our children who are non-verbal or speak a few words. These devices have proved to be of great benefit for such children.

Disha aims at mainstreaming as many children to the normal Schools as possible and empower the rest to become independent by teaching them skills which can make them employable. More than 75% of Disha’s beneficiaries come from Below the Poverty Line families, who receive all the services including medical intervention free of charge. Utmost love & care by the teachers and ensuring all desirable norms of transparency, accountability and good governance makes Disha an NGO with a difference.

Therapies & Services at Disha

Student's Journey

Disha’s Intervention – Success Cases:

Disha aims at integrating as many students into mainstream Normal Schools as possible and those who get left out are provided need-based skills development training till they become employable/self-employed. As on date 22 students have been mainstreamed by Disha to various Normal Schools and 17 students have since become employable/self-employed as per details given below:

Names of Students Mainstreamed:

Naman Shah , Kaizan Bilpodiwala , Dhanush Pillai, Alfred Chazoor, Lucky More, Shrikar Murlirao, Imtiaz Pathan, Yashvi Shah, Khusboo Verma, Aditya Kakde , Vraj Prajapati, Sumeet Zaingaid , Dhruvi Rana , Shivang Giri, Ridant Sharma, Garima Malankar, Ishank Singh, Ganesh N., Himanshu Nakrani, Hasan Ajmeri, Mitesh Jhadav, Hetansh Vankar, Dhrumil Patanvadiya

Names of Students Employed/ Self- Employed:

Suresh Vaghri, Bharat Solanki, Indrajit Sahani, Ramkesh Prajapati, Rajesh Bariya, Salim Shaikh, Abrar Shaikh, Sandeep Kakde, Ekta Patel, Zubaid Pathan, Soham Rajput, Siddhartha S., Pritesh Shah, Abdul Saiyed, Nilam Kharva, Mayur Mali, Rashesh Dalal (Passed away), Ashish Deshbharthar (Passed away)

OTHER Achievements:

Our Student Soham Rajput has been taking very keen interest in Sports and has participated and won in several competitions. In 100mtrs running race he stood first in District Level & Second in State Level Khel Mahakumbh. At present he is undergoing rigorous training conducted by National Special Olympics Bharat at Ahmedabad. He has been shortlisted to represent India at Berlin Special Olympics in Germany.

Disha’s Out Station Programme:

Himanshu Nakrani, from Surat availed of Disha’s intervention w.e.f. 4th July 2017 as an outstation student. He was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and was facing both communication and social behaviour issues. Due to intervention at Disha he overcame communication and social issues to a great extent. At present he is studying in 4th year of engineering in Nirma University, Ahmedabad.

Testimonials by Dignitaries

It is truly an excellent facility for autistic children, perhaps the best in Gujarat and may be in India. I wish the institution and its management all the best.- Satish K Sharma, Police Commissioner, Vadodara.(F/O Autistic Child)

You are improving the lives of so many through your commitment and care. We are very proud to be associated with important work of Disha. – Lee Shapiro, Senior V.P. Allscripts, USA

Highly impressed – by the work done, excellent team. Really a noble work is being done by you. Keep it up. All the best wishes. – Haribhai Patel, MD, GSFC, Baroda

Our spectrum of association is growing with the growing need to connect, educate and inspire.

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Children mainstreamed to Normal schools
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Total No. of beneficiaries (21-22)

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Important Announcement

FOREIGN DIPLOMA IN SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION
Disha Trust, Vadodara as Admission Partner with a globally recognized Institution for Teacher’s Training announces Diploma in Special Needs Teacher Training. Especially suitable for working persons and professionals.You can complete it sitting at home. The duration of the Course is 8 months and minimum qualification required is 12th Standard pass. The medium of course is English.
On successful completion you can teach in schools across the globe and can work as Shadow Teacher in schools with inclusion.
Scholarship for deserving students from Low Income Strata may be considered on basis of merit (Scholarship 1/3 of the total fees).