The National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped does stalwart service to the country. Established in the year 1984 at Manovikasnagar, Secunderabad, the NIMH is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India. It is dedicated to services for persons with mental retardation.
NIMH has three regional centers located at New Delhi, Kolkata, & Mumbai, and the NIMH Model Special Education Center located at New Delhi. The Institute endeavors to excel in building capacities to empower persons with mental retardation. Since the quality of life of every person with mental retardation is equal to other citizens in the country, in that they live independently to the maximum extent possible and through constant professional endeavors, National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped empowers the persons with mental retardation to access the state of the art rehabilitation intervention viz., educational, therapeutic, vocational, employment, leisure and social activities, sports, cultural programmes and full participation. The objectives for which NIMH works are listed as under:-
- Human Resources Development
- Research and Development
- Development of models of care and rehabilitation.
- Documentation and dissemination.
- Consultancy services to voluntary organizations
- Community Based Rehabilitation
- Extension and Outreach programmes