• To provide educational support for Children with Disabilities
  • To facilitate inclusive education for Children with Disabilities 
  • To provide counselling and educational guidance to the parents of Children with Disabilities
  • To make parents aware of Government concessions for Children with Disabilities
  • To act as a resource for, and collaborate with Government and Non-Government organisations

Tapas Kapadia, VASS Mentor

Tapas has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Vadodara and completed his MBA from Purdue University in the USA. He is currently heading business for India for a large German energy company.

Arvind Shinde, VASS President

Arvind has a Bachelors degree in Electronic Engineering  from the University of Mumbai, and has been the Director of Arvi System for the past 15 years.

Sayali Chavan, VASS Member
Sayli has completed a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Mumbai. For the last 3 years she has been working for Wipro Technologies as a Senior Project Engineer.

At VASS, we warmly welcome and offer continued support to children with disabilities and their families to help them integrate in society. In our Resource Room, we are providing special services free of cost to children with disabilities who are attending mainstream schools. VASS is focussed on pushing children's boundaries to help them achieve excellence. In this way, we are creating significant social impact by enhancing the wellbeing of children and their families. 

Arvind Shinde, President of Vass

VASS works to address the lack of planning, research and evaluation for education given to Children with Disabilities (CwD) under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan (SSA). This is caused due to a lack of focus on Children with Disabilities during implementation of the policy, leading to the children not receiving higher education and remaining dependant on their families.

The vision of providing "Education for All" (EFA) will not be achieved if inclusion is not implemented properly. Hence VASS is providing free special services to Children with Disabilities attending BMC and Government aided schools.