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About National Trust

The National Trust is a statutory body under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, set up under the “National Trust for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999.


“An inclusive society which values human diversity and enables and empowers full participation of Person with Disability to live Independently with dignity, equal rights & opportunities.”


National Trust works towards providing opportunities for capacity development of Persons with Disability and their families, fulfilling their rights, facilitating and promoting the creation of an enabling environment and an inclusive society.

The objective of the National Trust was set up in the context of parent’s worries that
“What will happen to my child When I am no more ?”.

In order to provide sustainable solution for the welfare of persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities



1. To enable and empower persons with disability to live as independently and as fully as possible within and as
close to the community to which they belong;
2. To strengthen facilities to provide support to persons with disability to live within their own families;
3. To extend support to registered organization to provide need based services during the period of crisis in the
family of persons with disability;
4. To deal with problems of persons with disability who do not have family support;
5. To promote measures for the care and protection of persons with disability in the event of death of their
parent or guardian;
6. To evolve procedures for the appointment of guardians and trustees for persons with disability requiring such
7. To facilitate the realization of equal opportunities, protection of rights and full participation of persons
with disability; and
8. To do any other act which is incidental to the aforesaid objects.


SNAC-Karnataka of National Trust 

Seva-in-Action, State Nodal Agency Centre (SNAC) is the institutional arrangements of the National Trust at the State level to support and take forward its activities. One SNAC in every State is appointed from amongst the reputed and well established NGOs registered with the National Trust. SNAC has a State Co-ordinator to exclusively carryout the activities of the National Trust. The jurisdiction of SNAC extends to the entire State.


A State Level Co-ordination Committee (SLCC) is headed by the Principal Secretary (Chairman) and SNAC as its convenor (member secretary) has been constituted to provide a forum to interact and liaison with the State Govt. and to ensure greater co-ordination & co-operation among different stakeholders in carrying out the activities for the welfare of Persons with Disabilities.


Schemes of National Trust

Niramaya: Health Insurance Scheme giving coverage up to Rs. 1 lakh, only for persons with developmental disabilities. You apply/renew online. For more details visit to:

Aspiration: An Early Intervention training programme for children with developmental disabilities upto 6 years.

Sahyogi: A Care Giver Training and Deployment Scheme. For more Details visit to:

Samarth: Residential facilities for adults with developmental

Gharaunda: Provides quality lifelong Housing & Care facilities.

Sambhav: A National Resource Centre which demonstrates available assistive devices, communication & learning aids children with developmental disabilities. Location & timing of visit to Sambhav: AADI –Action Development and Inclusion.

Uddyam Prabha: A scheme providing interest subsidy on the loan for self employment.

Gyan Prabha: A scholarship scheme for any training/ vocational programme.

Arunim: A Marketing Federation for promoting self employment through showcasing and selling products made by people with developmental disabilities. For more details and register to yourself visit to:

Badhte Kadam: A mega Awareness Campaign to spread awareness about the rights of PWDs as envisaged in United Nations Convention for Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), RTE and schemes & programmes of National Trust. You can join us on BK-face book page:


National Trust,
for the welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation & Multiple Disabilities
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India
16B, Bada Bazar road, Old Rajendra Nagar,
New Delhi- 110060,