About us


Kshitij (meaning “Horizon” in Hindi / Sanskrit) is a Mumbai-based NGO that provides a sheltered nurturing workplace to adults with intellectual disabilities such as Down Syndrome, Autism and Brain Damage.

Founded in 1997 by four mothers of intellectually disabled adults, Kshitij is a close-knit support network of families, staff members, therapists, and volunteers.

Kshitij as a family has ventured in every aspect of wellbeing of the wards; right from enhancing their functional, social and behavioural skills to training them in life skills, independent living and honing their ability to operate in mainstream society.


Year 2019

New unit opened at Vora Brothers premises with the generous grant and support from Mariwala Charity Trust for the three year rent.

Year 2018

Kshitij starts therapy project exclusively for autistic wards after the teachers undergo rigorous training in New Delhi.

Year 2016

Students from BMC are admitted to Kshitij.

Year 2015

First time CSR collaboration with DP World. Support received for renovation of office space, counseling and provision of medical services for the wards.

Year 2011

One more sheltered workshop started at BMC school, Gilder Lane. Collaboration with BMC starts.

Year 2009

Major orders are bagged for handicraft items.

Year 2001-08

Training in block printing started. Generous grant by Sir Ratan Tata Trust given for block printing work

Year 1998-99

Kshitij becomes fully functional at Opera House Premises. Wards are imparted skills to make simple envelopes, rangolis, stencil painting.

Year 1997

Kshitij is registered as a Charitable Trust and Society

Year 1996

Kshitij starts its journey with a few wards informally