Registered in 1981,SAMADHAN, an NGO with dual focus on persons with  intellectual disability also impacted by poverty has established two centres in Dakshinpuri and Dwarka in  New Delhi, Service models have been developed to suit the characteristics of low socio economic target communitiesand today provide community outreach for raising awareness on intellectual disability, advocacy in local mainstream schools,therapy, special education andearlyintervention. SAMADAHN has won two international awards for innovation and linking disability, poverty and women’s empowerment from the World Bank and InclusionInternational and has national and international membership such as The National Trust, Asian Federation onIntellectual Disability (AFID)  and research links with  IASSID (International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability)