Founded in 1967, The Chitra Lane School for the Special Child is a government approved charity (gazette notification no. 14897), that was first started as a day school for children with special needs. Today, we reach out to over 2,000 children and young adults annually from across Sri Lanka providing much needed services and facilities for the early detection and intervention of disabilities. It has gained recognition island-wide and internationally for its comprehensive and well-structured training programme for intellectually challenged children.
"A disabled Child has the right to special care, education, and training to help him or her enjoy a full and decent life in dignity and achieve the greatest degree of self-reliance and social integration possible"
- UN Convention on rights of a child 1989- Article 23