Astitva is an organization dedicated to the development of disabled. Secular in approach, caste, creed & religion play no role while admitting a student. The only parameters considered are the disability and toilet training of the student. Astitvais situated at Dombivli, a thriving suburban town on the central railway route of the Mumbai local train network. Prior to the setting up of Astitva, parents had to take their disabled children to Mumbai by local trains; an ordeal even for the normal human being. Two affected parents along with five others working in social organizations came together on 6th September, 1981 on the eve of World Handicapped Day and the same day, this organization was set up.