AWISO school for special children was started as a challenge to provide some education to the otherwise neglected mentally retarded children of abirampattinam area in 18 November 2009. The school is ran by THEOXFORDTRUST, a charitable trust registered under indian trust act 1882 (Regn.NO.22/2001) ... Adirampattinam is a small town in the district of Thanjavur. Eventhough a survey indicated that 2.5% of the population of ADIRAMPATTINAM is affected by mental retardation, there were no schools to meet the educational needs of mentally challenged children. A mentally challenged child is considered as a burden in many families. Our special children are mostly from economically backward families. Many were not getting proper attention to their problems from the families due to their parents ignorance. They are usually mild to severely affected children. However, theyshow remarkable improvement in all aspects once they start attending the school.

The sole aim of AWISO is to dedicate itself to the welfare of the persons with mental retardation, cerebral palsy, autism and associated multiple disabilities by scientifically training them to be self reliant and socially productive.
It also aims at the following:
  • TO identify, assess, diagnose and enroll the mentally retaded children for specialzed training.
  • TO develop their physical, social & intellectual abilities.
  • TO enable them to work and earn a normal living at least.
  • TO create awareness among the parents regarding the follow up intervention programmes available for their words.
  • TO instill sense of self-reliance and self-esteem.
  • TO create awareness to the public about the causes and prevention of mental retardation.