Nayi Disha Resource Centre is a non-profit organization, that provides information, peer-support and hope to families affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome, Autism.

Our Services

We provide following services through the platform.

Information Resources

Evidence-based & latest information

National Directory

Directory of vetted services (e.g. physiotherapist, schools, music teacher)

Online Communities

Online communities to share experiences based on location, condition or age-group. (currently on WhatsApp)

Chat Helpline

Counselling and information – support

Not Just Online

Support group – meet-ups

Distribution of printed information


To empower and equip families of people with intellectual and development disabilities with information and knowledge to support their children in achieving their
true potential.


To provide verified and quality information in an easily accessible mannerTo build a supportive ecosystem of service providers, non-governmental organizations, and other familiesTo form a strong community of families

Our Core Values

We are committed to:
Families First Openness Privacy Transparency

We value the trust you put in us and our approach is always families first, come what may.Always be respectful of your needs and your experiences as a family member.Provide scientifically accurate and easy to understand information.Listen to your feedback and incorporate it so that our services remain relevant to your needs.We believe in open source information.We value the power of one and create strong communities where you can share your triumphs, trials and experiences with other parents like you.Do our best to ensure your privacy is protected.

Our Story

An idea without a name which was discussed between two friends during their routine evening walks has now evolved as the most credible go-to organisation for information.

  • 2021

  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2015

  • 2014

Our Reach and Impact

Coming together of all stakeholders have evolved into a thriving ecosystem towards supporting families affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are humbled by the participation and collaborations with physicians, therapists, educators, other NGOs and especially families in this effort. We salute the power of families and communities we serve

ParentsAre not only becoming change-agents for their children but also supporting other parents in need
ParentsAre partnering to create this model in their cities
DoctorsFrom leading neo-natal and pediatric care hospitals are referring families to us
Leading experts and reputed organisationsAre joining hands to conduct workshops & provide latest information to parents

125k +

People Reached


Visitors Monthly


Repeat Visitors


Thriving Support


Parent Champions

Our Directories and Support Groups

Hindi Major Language

Hindi Primary Language

Dr Ajay Sharma

Neuro-developmental Paediatrician

Dr Ram Kairam

Paediatric Neurologist

Dr Lokesh Lingappa

Paediatric and Adolescent Neurologist

Jo Chopra

Executive Director at Latika Roy Foundation

Hari Subramanian

Head India operations, Colruyt Group

Kashyap Mody

Senior Vice President, Reliance Treasury

Prachi Deo (Founder)

Executive Director, Nayi Disha

Reema Gupta (Co-founder)


Sudarshana Kundu (Co-founder)

Executive Director, Gen..

Vivek Subramanian

Executive Director. Fourth Partner Energy

Prachi Deo (Founder)

Executive Director, Nayi Disha

Nidhi Srivastava

Sr. Manager Human Resource & Partnerships

Jagdish Jalanila

Accounts & Admin

Suhani Tanna

Manager – Parent Services

Arpita Debnath

Technology Support Engineer

Saujanya Tata

Chat Helpline Counselor/Special Educator

Tania Mallik

Manager – Projects

Chitra Chaurasia

Outreach Specialist

Saman Abidi

Outreach Specialist

Shyamal Gautam

Technology Lead

Vallari Kamble


Shikha Mundra

Outreach Specialist(intern)

Anjana U

WordPress Developer

Vidhi Chauhan

Social Media Outreach Intern

Somhrita Bhattacharjee

Content Editor

Akanksha Painuly

Parent Outreach Specialist

Aditya Ranalkar

Outreach Executive

Muskan Gupta

Social Media Executive

Hima Bindu

Finance/Accounts Executive

Keshav Bishnoi

Outreach Executive

Anusha Hari


Akshat Saxena

WordPress developer

The parent champions are our true strength and continue to inspire and encourage us every day. Most of them are mothers, who have created support groups based on location, condition or age-group. They administrate and moderate our support groups, mentor other parents, conduct peer-support #Sakhiyaan meets. Our flagship event #Abhivyakti is a huge success only because of untiring efforts of the parent champions.

Champions Of Hyderabad

K S Lavanya
Deepa Desai
Prashanthi Vankamamidi
Jaya Balaji
Jaya Sudhakar
Triveni Goswami Vernal
Aparna Srinivasan
Jiji Sunil

Champions Of  Bangalore

Chitra Paul
Suja Pisharody
Feeji Bijoy

Champions Of  Pune

Prachi Puranik

Champions Of  Nagpur

Manjushree Sakhare
Priyanka Gupta

Champions Of Delhi

Kreeti Mitra Bhatia

Our Organizational Partners

Special Child
Assistance Network

Latika Roy Memorial
Ummeed Child
Development Center
Jai Vakeel Foundation
Special Moms


Our experts

Akila Vaidyanathan
Dr.Sana Smriti
Dr.Nina Vaidya
Jitendra Solanki
Anjana Sathyabodha

Volunteers (Friends of Nayi Disha)

The best part of our work is the many wonderful people we meet during our journey. We take this opportunity to sincerely thank all the friends, volunteers and well-wishers for being a part of Nayi Disha in many different ways

Tehnaz Ragi
Lead for creating the community is Pune.

Sailaja Tadimeti,
Krishnaji Devlakar,
Prerana Chouk,
Geetu Subramanian,
Sunita Ponnapureddy,
Smita Kadam

Past Volunteers

Anil Kumar (fourth Partner energy)

Ms. Sharmeen and her students of Psychology from St. Mira’s College for Girls.

Chonbeni Shitiri, Roseleen Aind, Souptik Garai from UoH Mass communication

Simran Chhabria from Indore, Sudheendra Herkal of IITM, Students and

Dr. Sonia Sawhney, faculty at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad

Ms Afshan Jabeen (of Ripples Learning Centre)

Dr. Usha Naik and Dr. Kanakalatha

Mrs. Jayashree Ramesh of ASHA School, Bangalore

Ms. Vasanthalakshmi Pendlijeevi and Sumita Shastry of IRC, Bangalore,

Ms Hima Bindu,
Ms. Madhavi Adimulam,
Ms. Suruchi Bharagava,
Ms. V. Sindhu
Rinny Naik,
Aneesha Sharma,
Anvita Mathur,
Prasad Khose & Rahul Mohan,
Satyanarayana Nagula
Ankita Agrawal,
Archana Voleti,
Bhooma Venkatdesan,
Devashish Chandra,
Jayashree Vasudevan,
Juhi Choudhury,
Kavita Pereira,
Maitree Mishra,
Parvathy Ramakrishnan,
Rasika Venkataraman,

Susmita Sinha, and Usha Ramachandran for volunteering in the early days

Arun Pillai,

Sivakumar Vondivillu and P.R. Ranjith, for guiding us on various aspects of the website.

Mr. Anil Joshi, Deepa Garwa, Savithri Selvaraja and Rahul & Parul Vipparthi for their valuable feedback


Nayi Disha Resource Centre is registered as Public Society with Registration no: 1319 of year 2015 under the Andhra Pradesh Societies Registration Act., 2001.

Nayi Disha Resource Centre is registered as Public Society with Registration no: 1319 of year 2015 under the Andhra Pradesh Societies Registration Act., 2001.

Certified by Charities Aid Foundation (India)

Onboard with United Way – Mumbai

Onboard with United Way – Hyderabad

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