• Office Address: 102 Perumbakkam Road, India, Tiruvannamalai
  • 04175-236008, +91(0)9443237008
  • 102, Perumpakkam Road, Tiruvannamalai, TN, India
  • (91) 04175-236008



“There is no greater disability in society, than the inability to see a person as more”(?)
-Robert M.Hansel

Community-based rehabilitation programs for disabled children have always been a priority for Tdh Core Trust. In 1998 the program was initiated in a few villages in the area of Thandrampattu, in the district of Tiruvannamalai; during the years the program has been extended and arrived to cover 47 (?)villages. From March 2011, under the program known in the regional language as “vazhi kattum thittam” (“a program that shows the way”), created by the Government of Tamil Nadu, we extended our work to 160(?) villages in the areas of Thandrampattu, Tiruvannamalai and Chengam.


The main objective is to rehabilitate children with health conditions and impairments as well as giving them the possibility to conduct with dignity their daily lives, according to their different needs.

Tdh Core provides different services for the rehabilitation process:

Surgical interventions for children with disabilities.
Devices like calipers (leg braces), crutches, artificial limbs and walkers, for children with orthopaedic disabilities.
Tricycles and wheelchairs provided through our “Mobility Field Research Centre” .
Therapy and Skill Training provided through our Programs (Early Intervention Centre, Lifeline Special School and Childline Special School) to children with cerebral palsy and to children with mental disabilities.
Home-based therapy is provided to the severely disabled children through our “Flying Children Service” Program.



The building of community participation is the best form of sustainable development for disabled children in the villages. Strong about this vision, Tdh Core has worded and keeps working to raise awareness and sensibility in 160 village communities.

One of the main issue is that often ignorance and fears of differences create barriers among people in small communities. The goal is to build and extend the support of all the community to the children with special needs.
Tdh Core provides in each village appropriate training and techniques to one chosen volunteer, either a disabled person or a mother with a disabled child. The techniques acquired, thanks to the training, allow the identification of disabilities in the early childhood and the implementation of the proper rehabilitation process..