I'm Tanay Jalan!
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My grandfather's brother, Tommy Thatha has cerebral palsy. He stays with us a lot, and is one of the most enthusiastic and optimistic people I know, despite coping with so many challenges. He is more than 70 years old, and I wonder what all he could have done if he had more opportunities.

My grandmother and aunt worked with AADI for many years. AADI campaigns passionately for disability rights. For opportunities for people like Tommy Thatha.

From my time with him, I see that people with disabilities are often not taken into consideration - they cannot access many public places, and even when they do, they are often excluded from conversations and full participation. I find that people are also often not used to having people with disabilities in their space - they stare and ask awkward questions, without even addressing Tommy Thatha directly! I believe that people with disability should be able to live a life like everyone else - with access to education, work, fun, holidays.

AADI works in this direction. I would love to contribute something, however small, to this cause. Please do help in whatever way you can.


Action for Ability Development and Inclusion
Started in 1978, as a centre for special education for children with Cerebral Palsy in Delhi, today AADI is an established National level organisation working for the rights of all people with disability.

AADI has been the forerunner in creating service delivery approaches in urban and rural settings; developing a cadre of human resource to directly address the needs of persons with disabilities, spread services in different parts of the country and influence policy and law that addresses the needs of people with disabilities.

AADI pursues the vision of an enabling world in which people with disability are acknowledged as a form of human diversity and are able to live with dignity, make all decisions about life; pursue equal opportunities; belong and contribute to families and communities.

AADI has worked with more than 10,000 people touched by disability/year; has trained 3000 professionals over the years and made significant contributions to the Legislative reforms.

The annual expenditure at AADI is approximately 4 crores. 80% of the recurring expenditure is towards delivering services to people with disability and their families. While 50% of our expenditure is self financed through income from rentals and interests, we require support to raise the balance amount.


A big thank you to all those who have donated on this page.

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I am in Class X in Modern School Barakhamba. Enjoy a range of things - from football, to reading, to debating and writing. Trying to work out what my journey ahead will entail


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