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Vision and Future plans

Prevention, early intervention, education and training, socialization and cared living of MR for Rehabilitation from "Womb to Tomb."

Future Plans
PAWMENCAP has seen a steady success and growth in all its projects. Early intervention counseling, education center and vocational training center have all developed very well.

For the future we propose to build a Respite Care Center, called. This Respite Care Center could be a residential school - Cum - Hostel for 100 mentally challenged children.

And finally
In conclusion it would be apt to say, that at PAWMENCAP we are trying to make a difference to many lives by just doing the things that we believed in. we have grown not with money or influence, but with the strength of our convictions.

To care for the uncared, to reach the unreached and transform the handicapped and sail the transitory stage to a bright, healthy and peaceful life.

1. To create an opportunity for the parents of mentally retarded individuals to strengthen their participation to the extent possible in promotion of the development of their children.
2. To develop a scope for interaction and support among the parents of mentally retarded individuals.
3. To help parents identify resources to be tapped on their own independently in facilitating management of the mentally retarded children.
4. To provide proper facilities for training and education of the mentally handicapped persons.
5. To create public awareness, through the parents. -The Infrastructure of Projects.
6. To promote & implement the parameters, doctrines & benefits of the RPWD Act 2016, RCI Act 1992, National Trust Act 1999 & National Policy for persons with disabilities 2006.

About US

Is your child a mentally disabled?Do not feel helpless or disheartened.

Disability is something which must be known to the mind, accepted with the heart and enacted in life.

In the beautiful creation of universe, amongst normal, intelligent and extraordinary mankind, a small group of handicapped persons are also born. Centuries went by before they were recognized, before their disabilities were identified and remedial measures were taken up. In India, effective awareness about handicapped nature began in the 70s and propelled to genuine care levels by mid 80s.

Disability is of two types
1) Physical Disability: Loco-motor, blind, deaf and dumb.
2) Mental Disability
a. Mental retardation (a condition of below normal mental process due to arrested or incomplete development.
b. Cerebral palsy (a condition of effected intellectual functioning, sensory abilities, emotional responsiveness and motor performances due to the damage of the brain).
c. Autism (a condition on uneven skill development primarily affecting the communication and social abilities of a person, marked by repetitive and ritualistic behavior).
d. Multiple Disability (a condition which is a combination of two or more disabilities).

Run and administered by an elected body of parents; PAWMENCAP, imparts meticulous planned training in socialization, self help skills, speech & occupational therapy, vocational training and rehabilitation for mentally challenged children of all severity levels belonging to all socio-economic strata. In PAWMENCAP projects, the foremost concept cum motto for the disabled is respectable time employment, free expression of will, freedom to act and relish the life. Trained professionals and therapists counsel the parents, identify the goals and trades, and train the students and parents to achieve them steadily but surely. The achievements are assessed by every quarter to streamline the response and score the merit. Students from all walks of life are encouraged at the school and are trained to achieve their personal milestones in a professionally planned manner.

PAWMENCAP has relentlessly endeavored to better and uplift every living standard of the intellectually impaired and achieve its vision and Mission. Today PAWMENCAP is proud to serve 285 intellectually impaired in its projects with many more waiting. This may, however be jeopardized due to the inadequate and uncertain support of Grant-in-aid by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, GOI. The parents wish to strive tooth and nail any likelihood of sudden death of PAWMENCAP and the discontinuation of the services to the beneficiaries as to themselves.

According to the vital statistics of 2011 censes, pot of the 121.01 Crore population of India; 7.29 Crore at 6.03% are enumerated as disabled. Out of this, 30.50 lakhs at 4.21% are intellectually impaired. Trough RCI act 1992, PWD Act 1995 and National Trust Act 1999; Govt. of India enormously boosted the identity, legal rights, Protection and future welfare measures of disabled persons on par with the normal man kind for a safe and respectable rehabilitation. To enscope a broader area of service and render all level care with short, mid and long term goals to the disables; central and state Governments invited and enrolled parent associations, voluntary organizations, social and self-help groups.

In the summer of 1988 National Institute for Mentally Handicapped counseled a group of 8 parents to form a registered association to administer and run a special education cum vocational training center for their mentally challenged children. After series of counseling, discussion, planning and rehearsals; these parents who had mentally challenged children took on a task. The task was to start a school, which would contribute to the development of such children and help them become a part of society. "Not an easy task! said the cynics. This Group of parents sometimes agreed, sometimes didn't, but never gave up! And that's when the Parents Association for the Mentally Handicapped, PAWMENCAP was born.

What's Special about PAWMENCAP?
For starters, out of the 185 students trained at the school in the last two years, 60% of them belong to families that are below the poverty line. This means that we have been able to convince and enroll families that earlier never understood the importance of educating a mentally disabled child. PAWMENCAP is also reputed to be the only center to admit and train children and adults in varying degrees of mental retardation. So while some schools safely admit only the mildly retarded individuals since they are easy to handle, PAWMENCAP accepts & admits every intellectually impaired of all severity levels, all ages, all genders and from all economic walks of life under its fold. All this however, has been possible because PAWMENCAP believes and abides by its vision and mission statements.


Year of registration & Commencement of services in the:




Mandals in Hyderabad Dt. under PAWMENCAP service radius

(Asif Nagar, Charminar, Golkonda, Khairatabad, Ranjendra NagarShaikpet & Nampally)



Total No. Of mentally disabled living in 6 mandals


NO. Of beneficiaries presently receiving services


No. Of beneficiaries in waiting for the services as on Dec.2010


       Professional Services made available,
1. MAYUKHA: Prevention, parent counseling, early intervention & Spl.
a. Education, pre-schooling, self-help skills & rehabilitation
b. Through physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech
c. Therapy & psychotherapy.
2. MANOKRUSHI/ MANOCHETNA: Special education, training, self-help skills, academics
a. Pre-vocational training, rehabilitation, socialization,
b. Behavior modification etc.,
3. MANVIKA: Special education, training, self-help skills, academics for cerebral palsy and multiple disabled children
4. GHARAUNDA: Short-term respites care center & long-term residential home
a. For adults of all genders.


Professionals & therapists in the services of the beneficiaries Counselors (prevention, early intervention, parent counseling etc.)


Early childhood Special educators


Rehabilitation therapists


Medical Doctors


Special educators & trainers


Coordination cum placement officer


Vocational counselors


Vocational trainers cum instructors


         Asst. Vocational cum instructors


         Yoga cum music teachers


         Finance cum Accounting department


         Para staff (ayahs, sweeper, watchmen, attenders & maids)


         Warden & Asst. Warden


         Accounts Officer & Account clerks


         Cooks & Para staff


Monthly expenditure for all the projects

Rs.3.45 Lakhs

PAWMENCAP has both conducted as well as participated in numerous workshops. It has conducted 12 sibling and 20 parent-training programs to educate them about the disability and give them appropriate special training in managing their children. The workshops that we have participated in are:
o Niamaya Medical scheme
o Amendments of PWP Act, 1995
o Elaboration and expansion of National Trust Act, 1999.
o Manpower development for establishing new organization visa-viz with RCI, 1992.
o Conducted parent-teacher interaction sessions about personal skills.
Parents counseling
Monthly outings/Educational trips

Our Visitors

TEA Cares and Madhusri Head-CSR Donated Paper to PAWMENCAP

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Honorable MLA Jaffer Hussain Visit Tree Plantation

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We provide services for the handicapped include

1. Special Education.

2. Physiotherapy.

3. Speech therapy.

4. Vocational training.

5. Psychological testing.

6. Parent Counseling.

7. Home based training.

8. Self-help skills training, rehabilitation training etc., vocational training for self employment - Placement, employment under sheltered workshops.

Our Projects are ongoing and perfectly planned.

Mayukha (Ray Of Hope)

Early intervention counseling to expectant mothers and parents about the precautions to be taken to prevent the birth of disabled children-is one of the main projects undertaken by the school. Counseling includes talks on how to study the genetic history of parents to help reduce the risks of having mentally disabled children. Many such programs have been and will be conducted in rural and semi urban areas.


PAWMENCAP believes that professional counseling to families & parents of mentally challenged children is important to help them face the challenges ahead. The school has conducted special education programs for children from age levels 4 to 16 years in primary, secondary and care group classes.


Early intervention programs have also been conducted for parents of delayed milestone children. The main task of all counseling is to give parents the faith that their child can lead an ordinary life and that he/she must be treated with respect.


PAWMENCAP has also conducted special education and training to children of age group 17 and above in academics, family living, socialization, ability and aptitude based trades in pre-vocational and vocational classes.

Manokrushi (Efffort Of The Mind)

This is a model-training center for special education, training & Rehabilitation Centre. This project that has been undertaken by PAWMENCAP, aims at training the mentally challenged children in self-help activities as well as in academics. They are taught basics of education depending on capabilities of each child. Trained teachers and experts in various fields help in deciding the curriculum of each child.


We Rely on the Experts...

In the Manokrushi project, we believe that training and development of our students is a task of utmost importance. This is why we rely on the experts! A physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, psychologist, general medicine physician, behavioral specialist is on the roles of Manokrushi.


Manvika (Being Human)

At PAWMENCAP, we believe that to improve the quality of life of mentally challenged children it is important that they become self-reliant and gain economic independence.


Through the MANOCHETANA project, PAWMENCAP runs the Vocational training Center. Every student admitted to the school, must be a part of this center. At the vocational training center, children are taught skills like cooking, catering, ironing, operating coffee and tea vending machine, book binding, screen printing, phenyl making and candle making.


The group of students learning cooking independently runs the 'Mid-Day' Meal Program. Through this program, economically backward children are given sponsored meals prepared by the students. The student in turn receives a stipend for the work that they put in post office savings.


The center has also conducted training cum production of candles, phenyl, cleaning powder, envelopes & garlands. All these items are commercially packed and marketed through open sale counters at Rythu bazaars and public centers. The products are also marketed through Food World and Thrinetra super bazaars.



The fourth project that is in the proposal stage is called Saans-a Respite Care Center for long-term residential home for Mentally Challenged Person. The Center would have technically designed training, vocational and rehabilitation facilities in an area of 7200 Sq. ft.  It would be a residential home for 100 males and 100 females, staff quarters, recreation center, library and a playing area.


The projects are based mainly on age & severity levels.

So we can further divide the projects of our organization, accordingly,

* Early Intervention

* Early Childhood Special Education

* Pre-schooling

* Rehabilitation

* Special Education, training to the various

* Primary

* Secondary

* Pre-Vocational

* Vocational


According to the age and mental level of the children, they are put in the distinctive projects. The children progress from one section to the other as they develop themselves in their mental faculties. PAWMENCAP believes that for the better development of each mentally challenged child they have to be constantly monitored by trained teachers. Hence, a teacher student ratio of 1:6 is maintained at all times. All the teachers here have trained maids (ayahs) for assistance.


Systematization of admission registration

The admission registration is systematized to gather complete data and details of the intellectually impaired their parents and siblings, screening through 8 departments: medical, psychology, special education, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech & language, inclusion of parents and social management.


Mandate of training and mainstreaming

Study of Psychology of student, Aptitude, Physical & Mental capabilities, Parent consultation, Need based goal selection, Task the goal, Sub-tasking, Parent participation, and follow-up. Quarterly assessment through Demo and Weekly task analysis is done.

Executive Body Founders

                                         Executive Secretary
 Syed Mushtaq Ali
                M.Sc.(Ag.),diploma in Marketing,DSC(MR). 
 Address for correspondence:Flat No.202,Sreenidhi Apartments,Ahmed Nagar Road,Masab Tank,Hyderabad-500028 
Details of Service Stint:

  i) Served as Agricultural Exension officer in Dept of Agriculture for 7 years.
 ii) Worked in Fertilizer Corporation of India & Rashtriya Chemical & Fertilizers Limited as Marketing executive for 33 Years
iii) Introduction to the world of Disabilties:My son,Karim Ali in 1978;ably,resourcefully & assuringly imparting courage,
     Cooperation & assistance by my wife Sharequa Ali since  then till now.
iv)Formation of PAWMENCAP:Counselled & Marshalled by Dr.D.P.Menon & Smt.Rita Peshwaria of the newly formed National Institute for the welfare of
Mentally Handicapped Persons in 1985-86; 8 Parents with intellectually impaired children grouped togetherand formed PAWMENCAP in 1988 under registeraion as per Socities Act.


The principal is the head of two of this organization main projects, Mayukha, Manokrushi and Manvika. The principal works under the specialized guidance of the Executive secretary. The teachers and the educators of this organization work under the Principal. He gives them assignments and ensures the smooth running of the various activities. The principal conducts workshops, parent/sibling/caretaker/teacher training programs and so on. The principal is also in charge of the recruitment of special educators after prior consent of the Board of management.

Coordinator and Placement officer
Board of management

1. Planning and monitoring: The general secretary does the planning and monitoring. Administrative officer and parents are members of the executive council.
2. Academic council: the academic council consists of the principal, coordinator cum placement officer and is in charge of Mayukha, Manokrushi/ Manochetna and Manvika Projects.
3. Finance committee: the treasurer and general secretary of the PAWMENCAP projects heads finance committee. Administrative officer takes care of the funding, donations, parents contribution and so on.

o Physiotherapy: department of physiotherapy is one of the largest departments in PAWMENCAP. The department is engaged in manual orthopedic physiotherapy and exercise therapies to provide individualized and through treatment. Our goal is to return our children to maximum function and wellness as quickly as possible. The physiotherapists and assistant physiotherapists assess the children and identify goals (active and passive exercises) for them.
o Occupational therapy: O.T. is an important part of health care program. It mainly deals with prevention, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of physically or mentally handicapped.
o Special education: the principal is the head of the special education department. The following special educational services are offered at this department,

Academic assessment services
Goal setting (short term/long term) and implementation
Evaluation for every month
Development of adaptive devices
Preparation of special teaching and learning materials.
Counseling and guidance to care givers and the adults with disabilities.
Organization of parent-teacher interaction session every month
Home visits every three months
Organization of work shops for the parents and siblings of the mentally challenged children.

Medical: the part time medical doctor visits PAWMENCAP to examine the children and thereby give the treatment they need.
Psychology: the clinical psychologists head the department. Is engaged in clinical services. It engages in clinical services. It also provides psychological tests and guides them to visit NIMH, Gandhi hospital for further check-ups.


PAWMENCAP was started with 8 children with mental retardation under the Manokrushi project. By the year 1995, Manochetna vocational rehabilitation center was developed for moth adult men and women with the problem of mental retardation. In the year 2003, the third project, Mayukha for the early intervention and pre-school children was launched. Recently we started project MANVIKA For persons with cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities. At present, the strength of PAWMENCAP projects is 285.

We have successfully trained and placed the adults with mental retardation in post offices, super markets, and various private establishments. We have purchased 400 square yards at Asif Nagar, Hyderabad for the construction of day care/Residential home for the mentally handicapped. The day care/ residential center is designed to accommodate about 285 students.

PAWMENCAP has come a long way since the 1988. It has helped various mentally challenged children and adults to seek knowledge, survive independently, and earn a respectable living in the society. It has touched the hearts of many parents and showed them a ray of hope when in complete darkness. It has helped uplift a minor portion of the mentally challenges and hopes to reach out to many more in the coming years.


1. What is mental disability?
Mental disability is a condition that slows down mental & physical growth. Mentally disabled child is slower than a normal child to walk, eat & talk. All mentally disabled children grow better with training -- the earlier the better.

2. Is mental disability a disease?
No. It is not a disease. A child can be born mentally disabled. A child can be mentally disabled before birth, at the time of birth or after birth. A child can also become mentally disabled because of an accident or a disease.

3. Is mental disability curable?
No, mental disabled cannot be cured. This condition is a result of an irreversible damage to the brain. The child cannot be cured but can be trained to lead up near normal & dignified life.

4. What is the difference between mental illness & mental disability? Or is mental disability & mental illness same?
No. Mentally disabled children are not mental ill. Mental disability is a physical defect caused by injury or damage to the brain where as mental illness is not a physical defect. Mental illness is a disease that can occur at any age even among highly educated people.

5. Do MR children become normal, as they grow older?
No. Mentally disabled children are different from other children. Even though they grow older physically they are younger in their minds intensive training can help mentally disabled children to improve their ability to learn & look after themselves.

6. Can marriage cure mentally disabled persons?
No. Marriage only cannot cure mentally disabled persons. It is very difficult for mentally disabled person to look after his/her family

7. Are all mentally disabled/retarded children similar?
No. All MRs are not similar. Every child is unique. The behavior of the Child differs from Child to Child.

8. How/when can we identify such problem with the child?
If a child:
Is slow to understand and respond.
Does not keep up with other children of the same age.
Is physically disabled.
Can only concentrate for a short time.
Looks different especially the childs face & body.
Avoids company.
Is irritable and restless.
Delayed milestones.

9. What will happen to the child after their parents?
Parents may group together to start and run respite care centers/group homes during the lifetime. They should also nominate future guardians for their child and can streamline their assets and papers for future.

10. Can ever the MR persons be rehabilitated?
Of course, basic upon the childs abilities and training mentally handicapped person can be rehabilitated for his/her dignified living.

11. What are the types of therapies/ training available for the MR persons?
Special Education, Speech Therapy, Behavior Modification, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Vocational Training and Parent Counseling.

12. How soon should we start training of MR Child?
Training can started very early even months old child can be trained by giving neuro-developmental therapy (Early Intervention).

13. What are the general Problems of the MR Child?
Motor, Speech, Medical and Behavior Problems are the general problems.

14. What is Rehabilitation for the MR Persons?
To train the MR Person towards the Independent living is rehabilitation for MR persons.

15. Does MR Persons have any Rights?
Yes, The Persons with MR deserves the same rights enjoyed by any other Human being.

16. What are the Acts there to protect the MR Persons?
Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) Act (1992),
PWD Act (1995)
NT Act (1999). And
National Policy for Persons with Disabilities Act 2006

17. What are the benefits the MR Person enjoys?
Concessions in traveling (Bus and Railway), IT Exemptions, Pension, Scholarship and NIRAMAYA Health Insurance scheme are the benefits.

18. What are the chances of producing a mentally retarded baby if one marries within close relations?
Data reported from various clinics in the country show that in 60% of the cases identified as mentally retarded, causes can be attributed to genetic disorders. Consanguineous marriages i.e. marriage between uncle-niece, nephew-aunt, first cousins or related cousins have greater chances of producing a child with genetic disorders including mental retardation. In case there is already a child with mental retardation, the parents should seek genetic counseling before planning to have another child.

Contact Us

Parent's Association for the Welfare of Mentally Handicapped persons
#12-1-922/9-1A, Near old Noble talkies, Gandhi Statu road, Nataraj Nagar, Asif Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500028
Tele fax: 040-23590904, 040-23536902
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