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Muskaan-PAEPID (Parents association for the Empowerment of People with Intellectual DIsability) was started in 1982 by parents and professionals, filling up a void in required services and facilities for children and adults with intellectual disability (ID) and their families. Relentless hard work, honest intentions and clarity of focus steered the growth of Muskaan. The team had only one mission and that is creating growth opportunities and required services to enrich the lives of persons with ID. We knew that in order to live a fuller and dignified life, intellectually challenged children and adults needed education, vocational skills, employment and other growth opportunities.


Today’s Muskaan is well known for its pioneering work in the field of providing vocational training and work opportunities to adults with ID. It has emerged as an effective rehabilitation model both nationally and internationally. Parents and professionals from national and international organizations including Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, Mauritius, China, Japan and Afghanistan etc have visited Muskaan over the past few years and appreciated its unique training & employment model for adults with ID. Our experience of working with boys and girls has been very encouraging and has proved that given opportunities, they can learn many skills and become much more self-reliant and productive. They have immense potential for learning and growth provided they get appropriate education, learning environment and nurturance of their social-emotional needs like everyone else.

What are Intellectual Disabilities?

Every project that Muskaan has taken up since 1982 was a response to the needs of people with ID and their families. We discovered that people with disability in general and ID in particular live an extremely impoverished and neglected life because society sees only their disability and not their personhood. This has resulted in lack of growth opportunities e.g. education, vocational training, employment and them becoming a contributing member of the society. Muskaan took up all its projects to address these needs which are interconnected and facilitate living a life of respect and dignity:

Training programs addressing holistic development including vocational training

Awareness & advocacy for the human rights of people with ID

Assistive living program for senior adults with ID to provide safe and dignified living after the demise of parents

Family support services

Employment services

Each of these projects evolved with constant experimentation and review with a focus on empowerment of persons with ID through capacity building and trust on their learning potential despite limitations in their intellectual functioning as a proof of this, there are over 60 young adults we have placed in mainstream employment and 100 of them working in our Assisted employment centers like stationary, bakery creating products sold to the outside world, creating a life path for themselves but also paving the way for future generations of PwID to be accepted in the society.


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Office Address 1:
4461 Cedar Street Moro,
AR 72368
Office Address 2:
2467 Swick Hill Street
New Orleans, LA
Working Hours:
9:00am to 6:00pm