India Research & Scholarship Endowments

India Research & Scholarship Endowments are the best return on your investment in charity. You help educate mainstream America about your heritage and, in the process, give back to the institution you attended as well as to the society that contributed to your success.

The India Research & Scholarship Endowments ($25,000 each) are established at universities in the US. For each endowment, the Foundation will contribute $5,000 and sign the Establishment of Fund (EOF) with the university to sustain and administer the scholarship. The balance will be raised by the local Indian American community under the guidance of an Area Coordinator. Once established, the Fund will award an annual scholarship (approx. $1000) to a student (regardless of race, color, creed, or nationality) on the basis of the quality of the student’s research proposal relating to India or the Indian American community.

The Foundation can also facilitate you in establishing an endowment to commemorate a loved one but the endowment name must contain the word “India” in its title.

To establish an India Research & Scholarship endowment at a university in the US, please contact us.

IAEF – Atman Press School Library Project

Misunderstanding, misinformation and stereotyping of Indian Americans and their cultural heritage continue in this day and age of globalization and proliferation of mass/social media. To address this situation, IAEF in partnership with Atman Press (, publisher of award-winning books (India Unveiled and Finders Keepers?) by internationally acclaimed author Robert Arnett, donates books to schools and libraries in the US in order to combat misinformation about India’s culture and religion and to help pass on Indian culture to the second generation.

The non-profit 501 (c)(3) status of IAEF enables your contribution as a tax-deductible donation. There is no limit to the number of books that can be donated at special prices. A list of particular schools to (in lieu of school districts or geographical region where to send the books must be provided to IAEF). Bookplates bearing the names of donors are affixed inside each book. If donors indicate no preference, IAEF will select the schools that will receive the books.

To date, more than 10,000 books have been donated to schools and libraries.  For more information, contact IAEF or Atman Press.

India Unveiled Photograph Exhibits

IAEF donates sets of India Unveiled Photograph Exhibit to universities in the U.S. to be made available for public display through their Outreach Program.

The Exhibit is designed to promote global understanding by initiating and facilitating communication between students, their teachers, and society at large by providing a forum to show how we can all live together harmoniously in an inter-dependent world. It is an ideal educational tool for teaching India’s culture, religions, and ethnic heritage in the public school systems and universities through an informative and enjoyable visual experience.

Selected from the photographs taken by Robert Arnett for his internationally acclaimed book India Unveiled, the exhibit highlights the diversity and multicultural life in India. Vivid photographs enlarged, reproduced and framed to museum-quality specifications cover various geographical regions, major religions, lifestyles, and landscapes in India. Each photograph is accompanied by a miniature map of India to place it in a geographical-cultural context. In addition, the Exhibit includes 5 plaques on various topics to aid understanding of the lands and people of India: Map of India, History of India, Religious Diversity, Symbols, and Biographical Sketch of the Photographer.

To borrow the Exhibit for display in your area or to donate a set to a university in your area or your state, please contact us.

Persons with Disabilities in India are defined according to “The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act of 1995” and are identified in seven categories of disability:

  • Blindness
  • Low Vision
  • Leprosy-Cured
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Locomotive Disability
  • Intellectually Disabled
  • Mental Illness

The main features of the PWD Act (1995) can be accessed at the official website of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.

The Disability India Network, India’s one-stop site for comprehensive information related to disability in India, hosted by the Society for Child Development.

National Center for Promotion of Employment for disabled people (the definitive resource for persons with disabilities in India) :

List of organizations working for the disabled in Delhi region

NCIP (National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education Through Technology, Media and Materials), funded by the U.S. Department of Education

Organizations, working at the local level, (non-profit) looking for partner organizations for joint projects, events, sharing resource persons for lectures, training or technical assistance, for study visits, internships or other cooperation including funding. (Pick the ones for India and US – international, National and Local)

Consideration of a regional framework for action towards an inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based Society for persons with disabilities in Asia and the Pacific:

World Health Organization (WHO) Community Based Rehabilitation, an Urban Experience:

Excellent US resource for searching on Disability organizations by Country and Disability:

Disabled Peoples’ International (DPI) is a network of national organizations or assemblies of disabled people, established to promote human rights of disabled people through full participation, equalization of opportunity and development.

Comprehensive and integral International Convention to promote and protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities (Draft Convention – India)

A comprehensive directory of resources by, a project of the Third World Institute:

Women and Disabilities – India (a bimonthly web-zine of international disabilities news):

Autism refers to a condition marked by absorption in self-centered subjective mental activity leading to withdrawal from reality. Also known as spastic (paralysis with tonic spasm of the affected muscles and with increased tendon reflexes).

Center for the study of autism (USA) official site. Extensive links:

Autism Society of America – the Voice of Autism – website:

Center for the Study of Autism (same as above):

National Alliance of Autism Research (USA):

Karen Gaffney Foundation (USA):

Autism and Addiction:

Mental, Intellectual & Locomotive Disability refers to:

  • Any mental disorder other than intellectually disabled,
  • A conduction of arrested or incomplete development of mind of a person which is specially characterized by sub-normality of the intelligence,
  • Disability of the bones, joints or muscles leading to substantial restriction of the movement of the limbs or any form of cerebral palsy.

Office of Special Education, Univ. of Virginia (USA) official site (contains comprehensive list of resources, organizations, institutions dealing with mental retardation):

The Arc (United States) is a national organization of and for people with mental retardation and related disabilities and their families. This national organization on mental retardation provides: searchable database, discussion board, FAQ, what’s new, and related links:

Down Syndrome Health Sites in the US:

The internet’s most comprehensive resource by the National Downs Syndrome Society (USA):

Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (Govt of India project)

Manufacturers of Mobility aids & Writing aids, Lower extremity – orthotics, Cervical and Spinal braces, Upper extremity – Prosthetics, Lower extremity – Prosthetics

Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India

Grand Trunk Road, Kanpur 208016, India
Tel: 250172/250897, Fax: 0512-252617

Bhai Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti

Manufacturers of Jaipur foot/limbs, Jaipur above knee limb, Jaipuri below knee limb Calipers

Swai Mansingh Hospital
Jaipur 302 004, India
Tel: 563063

L-43, Connaught Circus
New Delhi 100 001, India
Tel: 3323350, Fax: 91-11-3352446

Dhingra Surgicals

Manufacturers of Orthopedic appliances, Wheelchairs, Polio calipers, Shoe inserts, Artificial limbs

15/4, Choti Sabzi Mandi,
Janakpuri, New Delhi 110 058, India
Tel: 5593042/5501627

Images & Scripts

Manufacturers of Wheelchair, folding, adult size

E-7, SMA Co-op Industrial Estate,
GT Karnal Road,
Delhi 110 033, India
Tel: 7428499, Fax: 91-11-7438499, Email:

India Medico Instruments

Suppliers of Paraffin wax, Grip exerciser, Medicine ball, Tee bracket pulley set, Cervical traction, Lumbar traction, Static cycle exerciser, Rowing machine, Shoulder wheel, Crutches, Walking aids

2 & 3 Gurwallon ki Dharamshalla,
Angoori Bagh,
Delhi 110 001, India
Tel: 2517945/7293759

MP Industrial Corporation

Suppliers of Kinetic Honda 100 cc self starter hand controlled scooter, Kinetic Honda side wheel attachment, Bajaj M 80 hand kick auto rickshaw, Bajaj Sunny 60 cc Moped with hand kick start, Hero or Luna 50 cc Moped with pulley rope start/hand rod push drive

585, Bhagirathpura,
Indore 452 003
, India
Tel: 423404/422260

Navchetan Orthopedic Appliances

Manufacturers of Heel pad compactor

Opp. ST Depot,
Jamnagar 36005, Gujarat, India
Tel: 77267

New Generation Ortho-Prosthetic

Manufacturers of Polypropylene functional braces, PVC splints, Floor relaxation orthosis, Breast prosthesis, Modular artificial limbs, Walking calipers, Spinal braces, Crutches, Walkers

66-A, Street No, 2, Krishna Nagar,
Near Baba Balak Nath Mandir,
Safdarjung Enclave
New Delhi 110 029, India
Tel: 6164999/6109773, Email:,

National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research (under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India)

Manufacturers of Modular below knee prosthesis

Olatpur, PO Bairoi,
District Cuttack 754 010, Orissa, India

Narwal Orthopedic & Rehabilitation Aids

Manufacturers of Walking aids, Back supports, Pelvic traction kits and spares, Cervical aids, Cervical traction kits and spares, Abdominal supports, Wrist and elbow supports, Cock-up splints and forearm, Thumb and finger splints, Knee, calf and ankle supports, Foot and heel supports, Fracture aids, Foot, ankle traction kits and spares, Orthopedic shoes, Lower limb prosthesis, Upper limb prosthesis, Calipers

1340, Near Medical Mor,
Delhi Road, Rohtak 124 001, India
Tel: 01262-44914

Narwal Viklang Kendra,
Near Police Lane, Ashoka Colony,
Karnal, Haryana, India
Tel: 0184-255295

Surgical Electronics

Manufacturers of Lower limb prosthesis, Ankle foot orthosis polyproylene, Lower limb prosthesis, Upper limb orthosis, Upper limb prosthetics, Mobility aids, Walking frames, Prosthetic and orthotic supplies

E-9, Sector 7,
NOIDA 201 301
, India
Tel: 0120-527202/522419, Fax: 0120-535160

Surgico-Furn (India) Ltd

Manufacturers of Tricycle, Wheelchair fully reclining, Wheelchair fixed, Commode pot chairs, Wheelchair folding, Walkers

E 77/1 BSR Industrial Area,
Ghaziabad, UP, India
Tel: 0575-702232, Fax: 0575-752627, Email:

SAGE (Everest engineers)

Manufacturers ofWheelchairs, Walking aids, Commode chairs

184 – A, Peera Grahi,
Ramlila Park,
Delhi 110 041, India
Tel: 011-5587151, Fax: 5673476

Silipos, USA

Manufacturers of Foot drop splints, Artificial limbs, Heel cups

210, Ground Floor,
Malad Shopping Center,
SV Road, Malad (West), Mumbai 400 064, India
Tel: 022-8882270, Fax: 022-8897219, Email:

Technical Automotives

Manufacturers of Rajhans auto tribikes, Tricycle, Wheelchairs, Crutch axilla, Walking aids, Walking frames, Low cost calipers, Commode, Urine pot/bottle, Air ring

8/3 Old Ganga Bridge,
Unnao 209 001, Uttar Pradesh
Post Box No 460, Kanpur
, UP 208 001, India
Tel: 0512-825158/825539

The Spastics Society of India: National Job Development Center

Manufacturers of Wheelchairs for children, juniors and adults, Light foldable wheelchair, Mini wheelchair, Wheelchair with toilet facility, Rollator, Walker, Buggy, Reclining chair

Sion-Trombay Road, Chembur,
Mumbai 400 071, India
Tel: 022-5576815/5519413/5585267, Fax: 5566810/6436848

Vir Engineers

Manufacturers of Kinetic Honda 100 cc adapted motorcycles, Chetak 150 cc adapted motorcycles

145, Bharat Apartments,
Sector 13, Rohini,
Delhi 110 085, India
Tel: 011-7860991

The World’s Leading Website on Learning Disabilities:

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder:

The International Dyslexia Association website (a non-profit organization):

Collection of entries on various aspects of Learning Disabilities:

National Center for Learning Disabilities – USA

Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities

Assistive Technology | FAQs

Family Health – Guide to Learning Disabilities

Rehabilitative and Assistive Technology: Overview

American Association on Health and Disability

Catalog of over 8000 books and 10000 pamphlets online dealing with health and disabilities.

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions-Paper on Inclusion.

A “once-a-day” email news service that keeps you up to date on this exciting movement toward full community inclusion, self-determination, and human rights!

An excellent resource! The Department of Special Education, University of Northern Iowa (USA). Offers a comprehensive look at inclusion – philosophy, teaching strategies, administrator’s role, financial considerations, legal requirements, resources and related links.

Inclusion Press is a small independent press striving to produce readable, accessible, user-friendly books and resources about full inclusion in school, work, and community. Our books are excellent resources for courses and conferences.

The Special Education Paradigm: skills as a prerequisite to inclusion (The Need to Belong: Rediscovering Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs by Norman Kunc, Axis Consultation and Training

Annotated links to developmental disabilities, language, speech, & hearing disabilities, organizations & institutes, psychological and behavioral disorders, and resources for special educators and parents.

Information on manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of aids and appliances required by persons with disabilities.


The International Society for Alternative and Augmentative Communication.

TextHelp software and downloads for persons with learning disabilities.

IntelliTools has been a leading provider of hardware and software giving students with special needs comprehensive access to learning. Excellent disability links!!

Math software (speech enabled) for people with learning disabilities.

Closing The Gap – computer technology in special education.


Zygo systems

Mayer-Johnson, Inc. Training aids, communication devices.

Prentke Romich International.

Dynavox systems.

Visual Impairment or Blindness refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions, namely:

  • Total absence of sight
  • Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 in the better eye with correcting lenses


An electronic searchable database of information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available in the US with more than 29000 product listings covering everything from white canes and adaptive clothing to low vision reading systems and voice output programs.

Access World

A publication of the American Foundation for the Blind, publishes frequent comprehensive reviews of optical aids and computer access technology)

Braille Presses

The Regional Braille Press

Ramakrishna Mission Blind Boy’s Academy
Narendrapur 743 508
24 Paraganas, West Bengal

Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidhyalaya College of Education

Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)

All India Confederation of the Blind

Braille Bhawan
(Near Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital)
Sector-5, Rohini, Delhi – 1100085

Govt. Braille Press

Tifra Police Line Road
Bilaspur 495 223 (Chattisgarh)

Regional Braille Press

Govt. High Secondary School for the Blind
Poonamallee, Chennai 6000 56 (Tamil Nadu)

Government Braille Press

Govt. Blind School
Tilak Nagar Sayaji Rao Road
Mysore (Karnataka)

Govt. Institute for the Blind

Jamalpur Ludhiana (Punjab)

Govt. Braille Press

Near Govt. Blind School
Vaishshta, Guwahati (Assam)

Braille Press

National Association for the Blind
11 Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan Road
Worli Surface, Mumbai (Maharashtra)

National Federation for the Blind

Braille Press
Near Atamshudi Ashram
Delhi Road, Bahadurgarh (Harayana)

Blind People Association

Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Road
Vastrapur, Ahmedabad (Gujarat)

Kerala Federation for the Blind

Kunuukuzhi, Trivendrum Kerala

LKC Sri Jagdamba Andh Vidyalaya

Hanumangarh Road
Sri Ganganagar (Rajasthan)

Red Cross School for the Blind

City Hospital Road
Behrampur 760 001

Christian Foundation for the Blind India

Braille Press
2 Officers Lane GST Road
Pallavaram, Chennai

The Poona Blind Men’s Association

Technical Training Centre
109 Dr. Helen Keller Road
Ramtekdi Hadapsar
Pune – 411 012

Central Braille Press

National Institute for the Visually Handicapped
116, Rajpur Road
Dehradun 24800

Audio Book Production Centres

Blind People Association

Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Road
Ahmedabad (Gujarat)

National Association for the Blind

State Branches Department
11 Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan Road
Worli Surface
Mumbai 400025

National Institute for the Visually Handicapped

116, Rajpur Road
Dehradun 248001

The Poona Blind Men’s Association

Technical Training Institute
109, Dr. Helen Keller Road
Ramtekdi Hadapsar
Pune – 411 012

Blind Relief Association

Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg
(Near Oberoi Intercontinental Hotel)
New Delhi -110 003

Mitra Jyoti

M-137, 9th ‘A’ Main LIC Colony
Sector 11 Jeevan Beema Nagar
Bangalore 560 075

Audio Cassette Recording Studio

Govt. of Institution for the Blind
Braille Bhawan
Jamalpur Ludhiana

Sruti Information Centre

1398 Dr. Mukherji Nargar
Delhi 110 009


E-7/Hx5, Arera Colony
Bhopal 462016

Central Library

University of Delhi
Delhi 110 007

National Association for the Blind

Sector V, R.K. Puram
New Delhi 110 022

Electronic Media Production Centre

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
Maidan Garhi, New Delhi 110 068

All India Confederation of the Blind

Braille Bhawan
Setor V Rohini, Delhi 110 085

Helen Keller Service Society for the Disabled

Vizhiyagam, Viswanathapuram
Madurai-625014, Tamil Nadu

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