Over 3.5% of people in India suffer from some form of intellectual disabilities. Acceptance of special children and their integration into society are major concerns of MCDS along with awareness on causes and possible prevention of disabilities.
The philosophy behind Community Based Rehabilitation is to integrate disabled people into the mainstream society rather than create special environment for them. The involvement of family and the community are integral part of this concept.
MCDS manages three Community Based Rehabilitation programmes (CBR) and a home based care programme.