AHEAD Building
Welcome To AHEAD...
AHEAD started her journey in 1979. It is a School and Vocational Training Center for children with special needs. For over last three decades we are serving the society by encouraging education, functional learning and realization of individual potential of children with intellectual deficit, autism, hearing impairment and multiple disabilities. We believe every child on this earth is born to blush in his or her own way, all have potentials and abilities and no one can be termed as ‘disabled’. Our aim is to give direction to their unique talents in their pursuit of education and guide their young minds into fruitful activities.

We believe in ‘Inclusion’ of persons who are differently able in every sphere of life.

AHEAD is mainstreaming students, preparing students for Open Base Education systems and training teenagers and adults in different vocational activities to give them positive direction in life.Integrated programswith mainstream schools are organized, so that the special children may achieve their much desired individual self-esteem and ultimately grow into independent citizens.
Current News
 Kolkata, August 23rd, 2012
Kolkatans came together to watch Usha Uthup in concert on August 23rd, the 33rd Foundation day of AHEAD. In an emotional and heartwarming evening, AHEAD’s special children sang an opening song, gave flowers to the dignitaries, and Usha Uthup’s performance was preceded by a dance-drama featuring them. Speaking on the occasion, H.E. Shri M.K. Narayanan, the Governor of West Bengal said AHEAD has rendered yeoman service in a much neglected area, viz., the care and nurturing of children with special needs. He added that it is only when awareness seeps in that the limitations faced by the differently-abled can be mitigated, if society were to be more understanding. A visibly moved Usha Uthup took the audience through an evening of old favourites carefully selected for the occasion.The evening ended on a high with the hall darkened as team Usha Uthup handed out torches, and a torchlit audience joined her in ‘Saare Jahan se Achcha’.
 State Award
Ahead has been selected for State Award for Empowerment of Persons with disabilities-2012 in the category of Outstanding Institution for creation of Barrier free environment and that the Award would be given away on International Day of Persons with disabilities in the State Level function on 3rd December, 2012 (Monday) at Mini Auditorium, Science City, Kolkata - 46 in presence of His Excellency Governor of West Bengal and other Dignitaries
 Special school bus inauguration on 3 Nov 2012
On 3rd November, 2012 Sri R. K. Pachnanda, Hon'ble Commissioner of Police, Kolkata inaugurated a special school bus for the autistic and the mentally challenged children of AHEAD. The function was held at AHEAD school premises at P-30, Prince Golam Mohammed Shah Road, Golf Garden, Kolkata - 700095 (near Bharat Petroleum office).The specialty of this bus is that it is air-conditioned (for pollution control) with wheel-chair hoist and music system to bring home-bound challenged children with substantial disability to Ahead special school and cool down their hyper activity, if any, and also prepare them for class-room during journey period. This will increase their effective class-room hours. The bus with all specialists like Occupational Therapist, Speech Pathologist, Physiotherapist, Psychologist, Special Educators in each area of disability and some essential equipments, educational materials etc. will occasionally visit (on obtaining sponsorship) nearby towns and villages to promote awareness campaign and counselling services on holidays. This bus is donated by Rotary Club of Calcutta Metropolitan, Rotary Club of Calcutta South East, Inner Wheel Club of Calcutta Metropolitan and some more associated Indian and Foreign clubs under a matching grant of Rotary International. Here are the news coverage in Times of India and Sambad Pratidin about the inauguration ceremony
 World Autism Awareness Day 2013
Students, parents, teachers and friends from different walks of life gathered in AHEAD,to raise awareness for Autism on April 2nd, the World Autism Awareness Day. Eminent film personality Shri Soumitra Chatterjee inaugurated the walk.The walk began with “Aakash bhora surja taara…” followed by “Aaj jiban khunje paabi…”, “Manush Manusher janno..” and many more….ended on a high with “We shall overcome ..” . Parents and teachers sang together and walked hand –in –hand to grace the occasion.
Quick Contacts
AHEAD
Shree Baijnath Jalan Bhawan
P 30, Prince Golam Md. Shah ,
Kolkata –700095,West Bengal

Phone : (033) 2473-2189

E-mail : info@aheadindia.org
Our Vision
No children is born to blush unseen and everyone has rights to live a happy life. A happy child learns more.
Our Mission
Our Mission is to promote holistic development of children affected with autism, intellectual deficits and multiple disabilities. To help them overcome their barriers and realize and utilize their full potentials to enjoy full benefits of life.
Legal Status

We are registered under Societies Registration Act (Registered No. S / 24845 dated 05-05-1979). Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976 (Reg. # 147120387 dt 22.11.1980).

We are also registered under Section 12A of Income Tax Act, 1961, National Trust Act 1999 and Persons With Disability Act 1995

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