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Special School for Disabled and Rehabilitation Center (SSDRC) is a non-governmental and non-profit making, registered center for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that was established in 2010 to provide special education, Therapeutic and related services from deprived family of Nepal. It was founded on the belief that each person with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has the capacity for growth and development, a right to services that enhance well-being, quality of life, and opportunities to learn. This is the pioneer organization working for the children with ASD and providing the related services to special need services to adult as well. This center is in Pepsicola area of Old Sinamangal, Kathmandu. It is running under the leadership of Social Activist Miss Sabita Upreti, the Founder and the Executive Director of the Center.

45 people with ASD getting direct services of special education, rehabilitation and vocation training right now and 26 staff members including a team of teachers, learning support assistants, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, ABA Therapist and psychologist, Physiotherapist are working with children. Above 280 pulse ASD already had got services from SSDRC among them two youth with ASD are working as a teaching assistant in SSDRC and 36 children are included in mainstream School.

Our Vision

At SSDRC we believe that every person with autism is unique and has their own needs, challenges and gifts. We work to discover and understand the strengths of every individual child, and work to develop the areas where they need the greatest attention.

Our Mission

Our mission is also to spread awareness about autism throughout Nepal. To help combat the taboos surrounding developmental delay and autism amongst families and the wider society, and to encourage people to pay attention to the symptoms of autism instead of hiding them. The earlier children are diagnosed, the better their future prospects. Everybody deserves to be heard and seen and reach their full potential.