The Spastics Society of Karnataka is a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) dedicated to the welfare of persons with neuro-muscular and developmental disabilities. The society provides care and intervention services to patients with cerebral palsy, autism, mental retardation, multiple disabilities and learning disabilities. Spastics Society of Karnataka (SSK) started off as a branch of the Spastics Society of India in the year 1982, and went on to become autonomous in the year 1994. Till date the society has serviced around 20,000 children and families. The vision of the Spastics Society is to reach out to as many persons with disabilities who are neurologically impaired or mentally challenged through community based services, to promote their inclusion in schools, colleges, technical education and job placement centers, to strengthen and support parental self-help groups of patients suffering mental disorders and to promote community participation in caring for persons with disabilities.
What can you do to help? If you have a little time to spare the Spastics Society of Karnataka encourages you to volunteer at the organisation. To help you can share your hobbies with the children by participating in recreation classes and summer camps. You can help organize celebration festivals and events at the center (invitation to corporates), which include Sports Day, Diwali celebrations, Children’s Day and an Annual Day. You can even work with special children in classrooms with supervision.