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:
* 7 branches of Sports Clubs at Opera House, Bandra, Goregaon, Kandivali, Thane, Dombivali and Vashi
* 2 Swimming Centers at Goregaon and Thane
* 5 Schools at Bandra, Vileparle, Kandivali, Thane and Dombivali
* Residential, Day Care and a vocational center at Bandra
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 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.