Samadhan, set up in 1981 in New Delhi, India, has as its dual purpose the betterment of children with intellectual disability and their mothers. Samadhan’s philosophy is that all persons with intellectual disability can be helped, if appropriate and timely services are available. Over the years, this has effectively been transferred into action and a viable model of service delivery has been developed, using locally available resources and materials. Two centres, one in Dakshinpuri (South Delhi) and the other in Dwarka (South-West Delhi) have been established.
- Award of Recognition from Inclusion International, the world body advocating for persons with intellectual disabilities in 1998 during their World Conference at the Hague
- Award for Innovation by World Bank in 2001 for successfully linking disability, women's empowerment and poverty in all the activities of Samadhan
- In 2005, Samadhan was selected as an example of “Good Practice” in the competition organized by the Dubai International Awards for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment (DIABP)