Disability Organisations in Mumbai
Information about the support services and organisations for people with disabilities living in or visiting Mumbai...
There are a number of support services and facilities for people with disabilities in Mumbai. These support services are provided by the government, as well as by government supported NGOs operating in Mumbai.
People with disabilities are entitled to concessions for train travel for themselves and one accompanying person.
- For further information from Indian Railways: Click here
There are separate reservation counters at railway stations, as well as facilities such as restrooms and parking spaces for people with disabilities. There are special carriages on local trains in Mumbai for the blind and people with other physical disabilities.
Local bus transport in Mumbai is provided by BEST. These buses all have three seats reserved for people with disabilities, and allow these passengers to board the bus at the front.
People with disabilities are entitled to concessions on buses.
Organisations for People with Disabilities
Fellowship of Physically Handicapped: NGO working to support people with physical disabilities, and to help their insertion into society. It provides counselling, educational sponsorships for adults with disabilities and aids and appliances (wheelchairs, crutches):
- Fellowship of the Physically Handicapped
At: FPH Building, Lala Lajpatrai Marg, Haji Ali, Mumbai
Tel: 022 2353 8476
National Association for the Blind: Provides services to the blind and visually impaired and aims to prevent blindness and low vision.
- National Association for the Blind
At: 11, Khan Abul Gaffar Khan Road, Worli Seaface, Mumbai
Tel: 022 2492 5013
Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Hearing: Involved in the rehabilitation, education and social development of people with hearing impairments.
- Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Hearing
At: K C Marg, Bandra Reclamation, Bandra West, Mumbai
Tel: 022 2640 0215
Apang Utkarsh Seva Sanstha is an NGO raising awareness about the issues facing people with disabilities and providing support for their economic and social welfare.
- Apang Utkarsh Seva Sanstha
At: 402, Sabhi Kiran CHS, Sector 42, Vashi , Navi Mumbai
Tel: 98 6982 9144
EDARCH (Entrepreneurship Development and Rehabilitation Centre) provides support to people with physical disabilities living in Mumbai.
At: 2nd Floor, opposite Saha & Sanghi, Hari Niwas Chowk, Thane
Tel: 022 2540 4401
Organisations for Parents of Children with Disabilities
ADAPT: Engaged in support activities for children and young adults with disabilities. Services provided include assessment, therapy, counselling, inclusive education, skills training and job placement.
The Indian Council for Mental Health: Provides services for children with developmental disabilities, as well as special education to mentally challenged and hearing impaired children. It has two schools; one in Nerul, Navi Mumbai and another in Mulund, Mumbai.
- The Indian Council for Mental Health
At: UPM School Building, 1st Khetwadi Lane, Girgaum, Mumbai
Tel: 022 2385 5205
Parents of Down's Syndrome: Non-profit organisation for families of children with Down's syndrome.
- Parents of Down's Syndrome
At: A-3, Kherwadi Housing Society, RTO Road, Near Four Bunglows, Andheri West, Mumbai
Maharashtra Dyslexia Association is a non-profit organisation helping students with dyslexia and specific learning or language disabilities.
- Maharashtra Dyslexia Association
At: 3 Amit Park, 423 Lala Jamnadas Gupta Marg, Deonar farm road, Mumbai
Tel: 022 2556 5754