Too often, affordable services for the care and education of Individuals with Intellectual disabilities are not readily available. The Banyan City Jaycees Education Trust has endeavoured to fill this need through Spandan.
The aspirations of special children range from being able to tie a shoelace on their own, being able to feed themselves or even dress themselves.
Beginning with only 12 children and 2 special educators in 1975, Spandan has grown into an integrated facility
We now offer various specialized therapies and programs for both physical and mental development, all available in a centralized location and at a subsidized rate.
We at Spandan look upon every special individual as someone who can realize their full potential and become happy, useful members of society. Under the one big dream of seeing each child become an independent adult, the vision
of Spandan is providing holistic developmental education to children with special needs.
Our dedicated team of special educators, therapists and support teams wrap their professional knowledge with love, care and concern to provide the right education, training and experiences to increase the emotional, physical and mental well being of the special child
Our individualized, comprehensive programs facilitate independence and social interaction, cognitive growth and communication skills. Our interdisciplinary team reinforces students’ learning, as teachers collaborate with skilled physical, occupational, speech and recreation therapists to make and achieve Individualized Educational Plans, goals and do subsequent evaluations.
The Banyan City Jaycees Education Trust saw the need for a centre for the most disadvantaged disability in Vadodara. In 1975, there were no schools or formal centres to train or teach Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities in Vadodara city. Drawing inspiration from B.M.Institute for Mental Health (Ahmedabad), the only major organization running back then in entire Gujarat, the Trust started Spandan School for Mentally Challenged in Vadodara.
In 1985, the organization was given a place of relative permanence, receiving land by VMC on the lease of 99 years at a subsidized rate; 30000 sq ft land that used to be a dumb yard before. The first foundation was laid on 28th December 1985 by honourable Sant Shri Morari Bapuji.
Since then, the school has been constructed in different phases as per the needs of new departments as well as the availability of funds.