Helen Keller Institutes for the Deaf and Deafblind Mumbai

The Helen Keller Institute for the Deaf and Deafblind (HKIDB) are two schools under the same umbrella, one for deaf children and another for deafblind children. In addition, it has free/ subsidized residential facilities for deafblind children who reside outside the city of Mumbai. Established in 1977, the institute is an aided one, supported by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, New Delhi as well as the Women, Child and Handicapped Development Office, Maharashtra.

Academic Programs and Infrastructure

There is an early intervention program for little kids at the Mumbai school and thrice a week at the Chembur center (refer to addresses given at the end). 

The school in Navi Mumbai is a full-fledged Govt.-aided one from KG to Class 10, with students studying the State Board's S.S.C. curriculum, modified to be useful for the students, such as including activities that enhance vocational skills. Lessons are taught in Hindi, Marathi, and English. The classrooms are specially designed and computers are uniquely programmed with a Braille refreshable display board. Additional infrastructure includes an auditorium, hostel facilities, a diagnostic lab, a swimming pool for aquatic therapy, a gym for occupational therapy, and outdoor lawns for recreation and horticulture. The classrooms are specially designed

General facilities and services of Helen Keller Institute for the Deaf and Deafblind
1. The Institute provides free/subsidized education, transport, nutrition, hearing aids, uniform, and medical facilities. 

2. Counseling services are available for the children, their parents and teachers.
3. Vocational Training is provided to deafblind youngsters wherein they learn various vocations such as jewellery-making, making candles and paper bags, liquid soap etc. In addition to work skills, the students also learn basic self-care and social skills.

4. A computer training program is available at the Vashi unit of the Institute.

5. A diagnostic center provides diagnosis of and remedial measures for multi-handicapped children.

6. Mini Braille Press unit, which helps in the development of communication & educational activities.

The institute also offers a Teacher Training Diploma Course for Deafblind

Contact Information of Helen Keller Institute for the Deaf and Deafblind
1. Helen Keller Institute for Deaf & Deafblind Municipal Secondary School, 
South Wing, Ground Floor, N. M. Joshi Marg, 
Near 'S' Bridge, Byculla (West), 
Mumbai - 400 011.
Tel: 2301 9215 / 2308 7052 
Telefax: 2301 8211
[This is also the Headquarters.]

2. HKIDB-Aditya Birla School for Deaf & Deafblind
CC-1, T.T.C., M.I.D.C.,
Shil Mhape Road,
Navi Mumbai - 400701.
Tel: 2778 2214/2778 2193/2108
Email: hkidb.mumbai@gmail.com 

3. Helen Keller Institute for Deaf & Deafblind
Nadia Mery Homi Wadia Charity Complex 
Gulab View Society road, near Basant Cinema, 
Dr. Gidwani Road, 
Chembur (East), 
Mumbai 400 071
Email: hkidb.mumbai@gmail.com 
Website: https://www.hkidb-mumbai.org/


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