The National Trust for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities.

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The National Trust is a statutory body of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, set up under the “National Trust for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities” Act (Act 44 of 1999).

Vision of The National Trust

An inclusive society which values human diversity and enables and empowers full participation of Persons with Disability to live independently with dignity, equal rights and opportunities.

The National Trust’s vision statement reflects a very changed India for all Indians and is based on a human rights, i.e. UNCRPD, approach. The vision statement focuses NT as being a leader in the disability sector in India. As laws focusing on Persons with Disability are changing, focused leadership needs to be established. Working through local and regional registered organizations and local level committees, the National Trust must make its vision and focus clear throughout the country.


Mission of the National Trust

The National Trust works towards providing opportunities for capacity development of Persons with Disability and their families, fulfilling their rights, facilitating and promoting the creation of an enabling environment and an inclusive society.

The National Trust’s mission, or fundamental purpose, is to create an enabling environment, i.e. providing opportunities for Persons with Disabilities through comprehensive support systems which can also be done by collaborating with other Ministries, etc., which will lead towards development of an inclusive society.


The objectives of the National Trust in particular are :-

  • to enable and empower persons with disability to live as independently and as fully as possible within and as close to their community as possible;
  • to facilitate the realisation of equal opportunities, protection of rights and full participation of persons with disability;
  • to extend support to its registered organisations to provide need based services; and
  • to evolve procedures for appointments of guardians and trustees for persons with disabilities.

Last Updated On: 28-03-2023

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