This is an Early Intervention and School Readiness Scheme run by the National Trust for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities. It covers children up to ten years of age, providing them interventional therapies and training with the help of NGOs (called registered organisations).
The organisations are expected to set up Disha Centres which have day-care facilities in batches of maximum 26 students each, preferably less than 20. It has trained staff including special educators, physiotherapists, counselors and other support staff to help the children as well as parents. As and when required, the centre authorities can engage the help of specialists like pediatricians.
NGOs are asked to maintain an even ratio of children from low income groups and those from above LIG families. The fee structure for the services provided by the centre as well as the donations is at the discretion of the organisations.