Milestone is the brainchild of late Dr. Gautam Koppikar. The idea of a child development centre was born during his residency at K.E.M Hospital, Mumbai in the late seventies. This dream became a reality in the year 2000 with the initiation of a pilot project for children with disabilities. Milestone Child Development Clinic was established in September 2000.This was the first centre in North Maharashtra offering comprehensive rehabilitative care to special children, under one roof.
In the first few years, we achieved conceptual clarity, put together a great team, developed most of the infrastructure, and above all, put in place all the protocols and systems to care for special children. At Milestone, we have a team of dedicated professionals working with special children. Our aims are diagnosing developmental problems, providing necessary therapies, achieving social integration, thus empowering the parents of these children to deal with the numerous challenges.
At Milestone, we serve children with developmental, behavioral and learning problems. Today, after almost 15 years, we successfully run 3 Learning Centers for children with Autism and Intellectual Impairment. At present, we have 25 children who attend our Learning Centers on a daily basis. Our parent support group in Nashik is an active forum for the parents of Special Children.
While we have been fortunate to have a successful start, we need to expand our reach to make a difference to a larger number of special children. We would like to expand our patient care services, increase activities to build awareness, train professionals, support advocacy and do research.
We request your kind patronage towards this Noble cause and ensuring a Special existence for the Special Children.