A Project of National Trust Samarth :
It is a Centre Based Scheme (CBS) which was introduced in 2006 by Dakshinya with the support of the National Trust, New Delhi (Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment). It includes residential services - both short term (respite care) and long term (prolonged care). Activities in Samarth Centre consist of early intervention, special education, pre-vocational and vocation training, recreation sports etc. These facilities in the home include both- men and women- on 50-50% basis for persons with Mental Retardation, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and Multiple Disabilities which were covered under the National Trust.
Objectives of the Project :
To provide support and protection to persons whose family support is gradually diminishing.
To provide services to persons with disability whose family members are willing to pay for good quality services.
To create opportunities for family members to get respite time in order to fulfill other responsibilities.
To support Registered Organizations and Local Level Committees in the development of a range of service delivery systems which respond more closely to the needs of disabled persons in their own communities including the needs of those without family support.
To provide rehabilitation & relief to persons with disability whose families are unable or unwilling to support them any longer.