Hand in Hand with the differently abled children

p3The Handimachal Therapy Unit is a ‘one of its kind’ centre which lives in the heart of the Kullu valley providing Educational, Therapeutic and Ad-vocative support to the differently A bled community of Himachal Pradesh. It is a resource centre which works for the community and through the community. The dream for a more included society is enlivened by the everyday efforts of Handimachal which believes in respecting differences and living together with them.

Conceived by La maison des Himalayas (France) in 2009 and parented by the Lady Willingdon hospital and Day Star School Society (Manali, H.P), Handimachal serves numerous individuals across various districts of Himachal Pradesh through various modes of services.

Handimachal aims to provide quality services for free to the differently abled individuals through qualified therapists and volunteers from other countries and strives to amplify its impact by training and empowering the local community actors and agencies for a holistic approach in addressing this need of the society.


To inform, treat, train, empower and create opportunities towards maximizing the quality of life of persons with different needs.


Providing specific guidance and treatment to the differently abled and to train and empower the community towards a more equitable and inclusive society.


  • ‘Enabling’ the differently abled
  • To create thinking actors in the community
  • In the community for the community and by the community
  • Creating a base to understand, appreciate and embrace differences
  • Towards equity of life with dignity in an inclusive society

Our Services

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Special Education
  • Adapted Sports
  • Guidance and Counselling
  • Community based Rehabilitation

Our Activities

  • Therapeutical support at the unit
  • School visits
  • House visits
  • Awareness camps
  • Disability seminars
  • Visit to local government meetings
  • Treatment camps
  • Parents’ workshops
  • Teachers’ workshops
  • Providing help to individuals to get disability certificates

Target Groups

  • Orthopaedical impairments
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Speech and hearing impaired
  • Developmental delays
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Individuals ‘At risk’
  • All related conditions

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