Summary: A Home for Cerebral
Palsy and other brain disabled persons, sponsored by their own families, is a
necessity. The Handicapped Children's Parents Association of New Delhi (India)
shows the way. Last updated 14 June, 2006
A project of: HANDICAPPED CHILDREN'S PARENTS
Handicapped Children's Parents Association (HCPA) is a voluntary
organization registered under the societies registration act 1860. It was
formed in 1987 by a group of parents of children with cerebral palsy.
Cerebral Palsy (a kind of damage to the brain) forces the affected person to
depend on others for even the very basic needs of life like - walking,
toileting, communicating, feeding etc. etc. They have a normal life span
and need training and education more than the normal children, as they have to
combat their disabilities also. CP as such is not a disease. This is
a condition. But unfortunately, this can not be reversed. The victim
has to bear it through out the life.
During their life time the parents take best care of their wards.
However, they are constantly tormented by questions like - "Who /
What after us"? HCPA has been formed to provide answers to the above.
Aims and Objects
Set up and Maintain HOMES for CP
Undertake all activities, which will ensure the care, welfare and
maintenance of CP
Undertake all activities, which will help and support the
parents/guardians in taking better care of their CP children
Arrange and manage SOCIO-ECONOMIC facilities for CP
Collect information, undertake research and initiate action for developing
National Policies for the betterment of CP
Accept grants and donations for furthering the above
Routine affairs of HCPA are managed by an elected body of 15
members. Elections are held every year. All members of HCPA are
entitled to contest the election and cast vote. No person can hold the
same office for more than two successive terms.
Accounts are audited by Statutory Auditors. The same are filed with
relevant government authorities on regular basis.
At present the Association has more than 150 members from all over the
country. All members are parents of CP. Member ship is open to
all parents / guardians of CP without any discretion of caste/ religion /
social /economic status etc.
UDAAN is a sister concern of HCPA. It is a day care center cum
therapy center, catering to CP children's vocational, educational,
occupational training and interventional therapies is being run by
the Foundation for Spastic and Mentally Handicapped Persons in Delhi.
The center is helped and partially aided by HCPA.
A number of awareness creating events have been organized.
Eminent personalities have participated in such events. These include
- The Lt. Governor of Delhi, Central Ministers, Chief Election Commissioner
of India, Judges of the Delhi High court, The Deputy Chairperson of the
Rajya Sabha, Dr Karan Singh, Foreign Diplomats.
Eminent artists like - Ms Uma Sharma, Pt Kishan Maharaj, Ustad Zakir
Hussain, Raja and Radha Reddy, Leela Samson, Geeta Chandran, Saroja
Vaidyanathan, Anup Jalota, Pt Laxmi Shankar etc. have performed for benefit
A number of branches of the ROTARY, Inner Wheels, Round Tables etc
and a large number of schools all over Delhi have helped us in raising funds
for the dream project - HOME for CP.
Construction of the first Home for CP on a plot measuring 1.25 acres in
Delhi is complete and a day care facility plus respite care home has already
started. Reputed Architects and Engineers - "Kanvinde Rai and
Chowdhary", have designed the HOME.
The Home shall have a covered area of 50 thousand sq. feet.
It will provide residential accommodation for up to 96 CP who
outlive their parents or whose parents are physically incapable of handling
It will help the parents to acquire skills to handle such
Day care facilities shall also be provided for the Spastic children
of working parents.
Facilities also include work shop, rehabilitation, therapy, library,
sick room etc. Eminent doctors shall visit on regular basis for
routine medical check up and advice.
The Spastic Society of Northern India has provided full support for
the project. All trained staff shall be provided by it to run the
Costs and Finances
The total project cost is estimated at Rs. 56 million.
A sizable part has already been collected through donations from the
public. Efforts are being made to get donations from the NRI
community, the state and the corporate section. The response has been
Support from the Government of India
Government has allotted land at a highly concessional price.
Project has been evaluated and approved by the Department of Social
Donations to HCPA have been exempted from Income Tax u/s 80G and u/s 35 AC
of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
The Association has been granted permission to receive donation from
13 A (Institutional), Sector 5 Dwarka, New Delhi
5002.5 Sq. Meters
Total Covered area
50,000 Sq. Ft.
No. of Floors
Kanvinde Rai & Chowdhury, F-14 Connaught Place, New
Delhi 110 001
Thomas and Company Pvt. Ltd., A-9-60A Kalkaji Extn., New
Delhi 110 019
S K Vohra & Co.
ICICI Bank, Hongkong Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce
Sponsorship Options for Donors
Cost / unit
8 Bed Dormitory
Ramp for one floor
Day Care Centre
Twin Shared Room
Transport Maruti Vans
A tree in the complex
NOTE: Donations to HCPA are 100% exempted from Income Tax U/s 35 AC
of IT Act, 1961.
Donations by Cash / Cheque / Bankers' Cheque / Demand
Draft drawn in favor of "HCPA" may be forwarded to :