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  • Mentally Challenged Children of both sexes are eligible for admission in day school.
  • The age should be between 06 to 25 years.
  • I.Q of the child should be above 20.
  • Comprehensive medical, psychological & Education assessment is done prior to admission
  • The child should be fit for education and training duly assessed by the team of experts at  GRIID.
  • Preferably the child should be toilet trained and does not need custodial care.
  • Passport size photograph of child.
  • Passport size family photograph.
  • Birth Certificate.
  • Residence Proof (copy of Ration Card/Passport/Voter ID/Tel/Electricity Bill)
  • Copy of I.Q Certificate.
  • Blood Group Report.
  • It is compulsory for the parents to attend the parents meeting regularly, continuous 3 absents will lead to expulsion of your ward from the school.
  • Parents must seek prior appointment if they wish to meet the class teacher (meeting timing 1:30to 2:00)
  • Parents of the children using official transport must come to the bus stop to pick and drop their ward. Failing which the child would be brought back to school. Thereafter parents have to make their own arrangement to pick their ward from the school.
  • Parents must ensure punctuality of their ward.
  • 75% attendance in a year is compulsory. Long absentees without any reason would lead to termination from the school.
  • School authorities shall not be responsible for any loss of property/ornament of children.Parents must ensure that their wards should not carry any expensive items to the school.
  • All the belongings of the children should be neatly labeled.
  • Children should compulsorily bring their school diary, as it is the only mode of communication between school and Parents.
  • Parents must send their child in complete uniform everyday.
  • Submission of duly filled application form with relevant enclosures is must. Incomplete form or false information liable to cancellation of application.
Sr.No. Educational Sections  
1. Pre Vocationa - I-II-III-IV-V
Student  from 15-18 years learns those skills and Behaviours which are necessary for a particular vocation. It is an important phase of training between functional academics (School Education Programme) to vocational (work) Programme. They acquire pre-requisite skills required for the vocational training e.g. for Masala grinding , a child learns filling, sorting , number concept , weighing concept , identification of Masalas etc.
2. Secondary-A-B-C


Children of 11 to 14 years of age group from mild to moderate category are admitted in secondary group for teaching and training in various skills like reading, writing, number, money, time and social skills. They participate in various curricular and co curricular activities like music, dance, yoga gym and sports.

Care Group-     A-B-C-D

Training the students with severe and profound intellectual disabilities in four sections of Care Group-A,B,C,D. These children need custodial care with IQ range 20-34. The students are trained in activities of daily living like toileting, social, dressing, grooming, eating communication and recreational. Most of them have speech deficits, Behaviour problems and multiple disabilities so regular therapies are being provide to them.
4. Primary-A
Primary section consist of children between 7-10 years. Children are taught and trained in the areas of personal, social, functional academics, language and recreational  which includes toileting, eating, dressing and grooming skills, reading, writing and concepts of number, time and money. It is imparted using interactive board, overhead projector and computer
5. Autism Section Children diagnosed with Autism associated with  Intellectual Disability. As Autism core deficits areas are communication, socialization and rigidity in thinking, so these children are basically trained primarily on communication skills to improve their socialization skills/activities which leads to flexibility in thinking.
6. Preparatary-I-II


For the enhancement of Inclusive Education , a school readiness Programme is going on in GRIID for children from 3 to 7 years of age. For this section, curriculum of general school has been modified and is being taught to students to prepare and train them in pre-requisite skills required for inclusive set up. Till now 40 students have been enrolled in general schools from this section.
7. Play Group Age range from 3 to 6 years having moderate to severe Intellectual disability. Focus area: The overall development and training of the children through Play way method.
8. I.T Section IT section is established in the GRIID to cater the needs of institution regarding information technology and impart IT skills to students and staff. All official IT related matters of the institution like: information to the public, parents, Govt. and other institutions are regulated from this section. Website of the GRIID is also operated and updated from the same section. This section also imparts the training to children with intellectual disabilities regarding basic computer skills to improve their professional cum vocational skills. They learn basics of computer with MS office programs, desktop application, search engine and Identification, Recognition of various hardware devices.It also improves their quality of life in routine.  
9.  Yoga Yoga is a path to holistic development. School students of GRIID  are trained in  yogic practices such as asanas, pranayama, kriyas, mudras, bandhas and taught yogic principles as per their scheduled time-table. It helps to improve their  health, develop overall personality and create happiness. Students are prepared in yoga dance demonstrations to perform in various functions.They  participate in the celebrations of International Day of Yoga-21st June. Students also participate in yogasana competition and win prizes. Research activities are also carried out in the field of yoga.
10. Gym Programmes such as aerobics, treadmill, twister, cross trainer cycling , sit up sessions are available in gym. Weight reduction programme, cardiovascular endurance, increase flexibility and physical strength and development of physical and mental health are the focussing areas. Research activity is also carried out at GRIID. Students are given gym classes as per their scheduled time-table.
11. Sports Participating in individual and team games, giving knowledge of skills,  development of agility, endurance, flexibility , balance and eye-hand co-ordination  are the focussing areas of developent. Students participate in various tournaments of Special Olympics. GRIID organises National Sports Meet for Persons with Intellectual Disabiltiest to encourage the talent of sports in these children.
12. Dance Dance is a natural form of expression of feelings in a person. Students learn to dance according to their special ability and interest. Students are taught different forms of dance like giddha, bhangra, folk, patriotic, saraswati vandana and action songs. Moreover, students with more ability learn dance to participate in various competitions as well as to perform on several occasions like Diwali, Holi, Teacher’s Day , Children’s Day ,lohri and many more . Students give solo as well as group performances. They come to dance class as per their scheduled time-table.
13. Music Section Students are taught both vocal and instrumental music. They come to learn music as per their scheduled time-table. Students who are able to sing are taught various forms of singing like classical music , composition songs , devotional songs, shabads, ghazals, folk , patriotic songs etc. Students learn to play various instruments according to their special ability and interest. They are taught instruments like congo, bongo, dholak, dhol , tabla, duff, banjaree, harmonium, keyboard, flute, patti-tarang, miracus, etc. They perform in various functions orgainised by Chandigarh Administration.
Sr.No. Vocational Sections  
1. Pottery Section Imparting training to 16 students for making of Pots, Decorative planters and simple planters by analyzing the skills hierarchically. Simple, repetitive, semiskilled and skilled tasks are taught. Transfer of skills from basic skills to different new patterns. Opted new technique for making pots that is Mould system so that every child can work despite of their disability. Duration of learning the skills may be longer due to limitations in communication, low intelligence and Limb movement. Teaching underpinning knowledge and inculcate appropriate work Behaviours. Enabling  the students to acquire pottery related skills, related functional knowledge and soft skills/work Behaviour for independent living.
2. Masala Section After teaching 21 students  enrolled in a class , identification , advance skills , packaging skills , they are trained to grind the products like Haldi powder , Garam Masala, Dhaniya powder, Jeera powder , Lal Mirch powder , Kali Mirch powder and gram flour. Besides, knowledge regarding skills related to hygiene , cleaning and sorting are also given.
3. Candle Making / Reacaning of chair There are 21 students enrolled in the class who are trained in making candles of different shapes, sizes and designs using high quality materials under no profit no loss basis. The students  are also trained in Recanning garden, steel and simple chairs independently with  different patterns like the basic tana-bana pattern on chairs.
4. Carpentry section There are 14 children enrolled in a class . They are taught identification of tools and Equipments used in carpentry ,Simulataneously introducing them to safety skills and measures which includes protective clothing, boots, goggles and Equipments and teaching store and lay material at work and produce simple products like Bench, Mandir making and many more.
5. Book binding Students are taught skills related to book binding like: arranging of papers, punching of papers, organizing the papers, stitching and binding the books . They receive the assignments from Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector-32, Chandigarh and GRIID library for binding  the books . Presently, 10 students are enrolled in a class.Students from this section had been placed at different libraries in Chandigarh.
6. Paper Recycling With 14 students in a class,they are taught how to make  wood free handmade paper sheets through non-polluting, eco-friendly process using waste cotton rags and waste paper with no chemical induction in process..  Students are taught various skills like Moulding, pressing, drying, creasing of the sheet. Students have been placed in Umeed and gift shop.
7. Cutting & Tailoring Target is to make 18 girls that are enrolled in class financially and socially independent . They   learn the skill of cutting, tailoring, needle work, embroidery, fabric painting and other craft items. Some have been placed  in boutiques and some students are working under the supervision of their parents. Our aim is to rehabilitate them by appropriate training and make them independent.
8. Cooking & bakery Target is to make 19 girls enrolled in a class self-dependent after getting sufficient knowledge in domestic and commercial production of food articles and make them capable to lend a helping hand to their mothers at home and offer their services to general public.Some girl students are placed in different Umeed kiosks The students are introduced to different food items their nutritive value  and each equipment used for cooking.