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Global Institute For Childhood Disability
Disability to Ability
Motto: Service Above Self
Method: Service to humanity is workship
GICD Profile

Global Institute for Childhood Disability (GICD) is a secular NGO formed in May 2005 with four children. GICD emphasize the concept of providing a complete home environment at the school, where children could regain their lost childhood and learn to live in society in a acceptable way. GICD believes in Comprehensive, Multidimensional and an Integrated approach to work with children of Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Multiple Disabilities and Mental Retardation.

GICD started as a modest effort in the month of May 2005 with 4 children for helping children with cerebral palsy has now transformed into a full-fledged centre. The Global Institute for Childhood Disability (GICD), the only one of its kind in Northern India provides physiotherapy, occupational therapy, neurotherapy, speech, audiology and special education under one roof for Cerebral Palsy and Autism Children. In a shorth span of 9 years, we have grown to approximately 100+ regular children and a dedicated staff. Thousands of children have benefitted from the treatment from the OPD Centre.

This unique and much-needed facility in Amritsar City provides hope to hundreds of children with developmental disabilities through a carefullyt designed scientific program to improve cognition and neuro-muscular co-ordination. Often times, due to ignorance of the care-givers or lack of facilties. These children are condemned to lead miserable lives, confirmed to bed with total dependence on others for their basic necessities. Cerebral Palsy, Autism & Multi disability children can lead meaningful lives of self-dependence through carefully administered holistic treatment. Through proper training, guidance and a variety of rehabilitation programs, these children can grow into responsible adults, capable of utilizing their unique abilities and contributing for the betterment of the society.

GICD, Amritsar has already benefitted dozens of children who are coming regularly for treatment. Now more and more parents are turning to GICD for help. The need was felt to increase the facilities by providing better infrastructure and equipment. GICD now has additional equipments, increased number of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, neurotherapists and several rooms for treatment including speech, audiology and special education among other rehabilitation facilities. Many responsible citizens and philanthropists have come forward to help in this most needed facility in Amritsar City. Enquiries are also coming from satellite towns and villages.

Earlier GICD was only treating Cerebral Palsy Children. Keeping in mind the growing needs of our children, we introduced a new wing of special education school "GICD Little Angles School" for special children with Cerebral Palsy, Autism and Mentally Retarded Children. These children are denied admission by the regular schools due to their special needs.

GICD, Amritsar emphasized the concept of providing a complete home environment at the school, where children could regain their lost childhood and learn to live in Society in a acceptable way. GICD works especially with people who are further marginalized by poverty, stress or other factors. We also conduct regular awareness programs, seminars, workshops & rallies at various places. We run an OPD Centre everyday between 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. The poor and needy children are treated entirely free, while parents who can afford pay reasonable fees for the treatment.

We have on our panel Senior Pediatricians, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Neuro Surgeons, Pediatric Neurologists, Child Psychologists, Eye Specialists, ENT Specialists, Dental Specialists, Ocuupational Therapists and Pediatric Therapists.

GICD also helped parents of the special children to form an association called "Amrit Parivaar Parents Association".

Our Vision
An India, which places its persons with disabilities on the same platform as the non disabled persons . Inclusion of disabled in the society so that all the citizens can work together for a better tomorrow , for the welffare of their country which makes us all proud.
Our Mission
Our mission is to assist people wth disabilities throughout the world, regardless of their physical, mental and spiritual well being to lead an independent life and pursue their aspirations.
Founder Chairman GICD
Rtn. PP Arun Khanna (PHF)
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Global Institute for Childhood Disability
58, Lawrence Road, Amritsar [Punjab] India.
Mobile.: +91 94172 94911 (Sh. Arun Khanna)
GICD is a Registered Society under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860, Regn. No. 123
All Donations to the Society are exempted from Income Tax under Section 80G of Income Tax 1961, w.e.f. 21-12-2006
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