Madhuram Narayanan Centre for Exceptional Children (MNC) was established in Chennai in December 1989, to provide Early Intervention services to children with mental retardation through a systematic programme of training. The centre caters to children with developmental delays/ mental retardation with autistic tendencies, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorders (ADHD), microcephaly, hydrocephaly. Among these are also children with additional handicaps such as visual, hearing or physical impairments, as also children with brain damage due to various reasons such as antenatal / natal problems in mothers, birth asphyxia, illnesses in children during infancy and early childhood years.
The aim of the Centre is serve as a model Centre for research cum demonstration and for the implementation of the Early Intervention programme to the identified children, age group 6 years and under. Training at the Centre is based on ?Upanayan? - Early Intervention programme developed indigenously by a team of experts.
The Centre in its 23 years service has along its journey, guided, counselled and trained parents in the programming of the over 3500 children.
The centre and its activities are sponsored by the Sanmar Group of companies.