AHEAD, Rehabilitation and Research Institute for Autistic and Mentally Challenged Children


Our mission

Working towards a society where disabled persons are equal citizens

Our Mission is to promote holistic development of children affected with autism, intellectual deficits and multiple disabilities. We help them overcome their barriers and realize and utilize their full potentials to enjoy full benefits of life.Read more

Our vision

No child is born to blush unseen….

Everyone has the right to live a happy life.A happy child learns more.
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Legal status

We are registered under:

1. Societies Registration Act
2. Persons with Disabilities Act
3. Section 12 A of Income Tax Act, 1961. We are entitled in perpetuity to issue certificateto our donors for getting Income Tax Exemption under Section 80G of IT Act. Read more

Current news

We have been conferred The Telegraph School Awards for Excellence, 2014 under the category – "A School That Cares".It is in recognitionfor our effort in creating a student-friendly and familiy-like environment in our school where each child is given individualised attention. Read more

Our building

AHEAD is now BARRIER – FREE for independence, convenience and safety of the children with disabilities.

The school started its endeavor in1979 with one room and one student. For the initial 25 years, we operated in a rented premises. After purchasing land from Calcutta Improvement Trust, Government of West Bengal, we have constructed our own 4-storied building (7500 sq.ft area in total).Read more

Our achievements

We promote “Inclusive Education”. Some students after necessary rehabilitation & training have gone back to mainstream schools. Some are attending school partly here and partly mainstream till they are totally mainstreamed.Read more

Our founder

Our founder and Hony. President Dr. Asesh Kanta Banerjee Choudhury, born in 1942, being a polio-victim, uses a wheel-chair for movement since childhood. In recognition for his work, he has received many awards particularly Role Model Award both from the Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal and the Hon’ble President of India.Read more

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