The history of SSK goes way back to 1982 when Mrs. Mitu Alur, mother of Malini, diagnosed with cerebral palsy, sowed the seed for existing SSK on the land which was provided to us by the Government of Karnataka. Since then, this great tree of multiple services, interventions and programmes has grown.

This beautiful banyan tree with its columns of aerial roots gives support to thousands of children with neuromuscular impairment and developmental disabilities. Today we are serving 6000 children annually in our various sub-centre and affiliated outreach centres.

 

 

The nurturing of the seed to a beautiful banyan tree has happened due to the enduring services with involvement and affection by professionals, parents and volunteers and community and efforts of children themselves. Till date we have serviced around 50,000 children and families.


 

Mrs. Rukmini Krishnaswamy

Director

History

1981

Registered as Spastics Society of India

1982

First service - Centre for Special Education established 

1988

Early initiatives in Community Based Rehabilitation - Outreach

1990

Psycho Education Unit (Vidya Project) 

1992

Job Development Centre - Vocational Training Unit

1992

Outreach programmes in 5 locations in Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh

1994

Registered as Spastics Society of Karnataka (SSK)

1997

Inauguration of Diagnostic & Research Centre

1999

Inauguration of the Creative Art Unit 

2000

Inauguration of Saath Saath Unit - Parent and Child training programme in a sheltered work unit setup

2002

Dept of Human Resource Development & Training (HRDT)

2003

Learners Centre - Inclusive Education programme for children with special needs; learning difficulties and the economically disadvantaged established

2004

Selected as State Nodal Agency  for National Trust for Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation & Multiple Disabilities

2004

Inclusive Vocational Skills Training Centre inaugurated by Late President of India, Dr. Abdul Kalam

2005

Inauguration of Namma Mane, Independent Living Skills Programme

2005

Rainbow Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

2006

Inauguration of Child Study Centre 

2007

USA/India Technology Partnership for Challenged ​Children and Adults

2007

Inauguration of Foundation for the Prevention of Disability

2008

Centre for Assistive Technology and Life Skills Training (CATLST)

2008

Inauguration of Technical Cell - Teacher Enrichment Programme

2012

Behaviour Intervention Clinic established

2013

Started Tele Rehabilitation Programme

2013

Rural Vocational Programme in 3 districts of Karnataka

2014

Transitional Care Services for children above 13 years 

2014

Center of Creative Growth – Vocational & Design Center

2014

Project RTAM – Reaching out through Music & Movement

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