Madhya Pradesh Viklang Sahayta Samiti was started by Fr. Thomas C.T with the help and support of Diocese of Ujjain as social responsibility of the emerging need of the time.
He was committed to do meaningful work to minimize problems of neglected sections of society. The assessment of the situation revealed that though there were many different sets of people who were neglected, the differently abled persons were the most neglected section. Even among these, children with mental and physical disabilities were among the most neglected. Hence, the organization was started to help them.
The present head of the organisation, Fr. Tom George is a special educator and social worker. He was assistant director for 8 years before taking over the leadership in July 2013.
No. of Children with Mental Retardation, Autism, Cerebral Palsy,Multiple disabilities - 31
No. of children/people with Cerebral Palsy - 168
No. of Children with Mental Retardation, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple disabilities - 437
No. of adult trainees with Mental Retardation - 185
No. of Children with Mental Retardation, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple disabilities, hearing and speech impairment - 90
No. of students enrolled in the first batch - 40
The aim of the organisation is to build an inclusive society in which persons with disability will enjoy equal rights, opportunities and participation.