Association for the Mentally Challenged (AMC) was founded in 1960 by Dr. D. L.N. Murthy Rao. Today, AMC is an NGO that supports over 200 children, adolescents and adults. AMC’s aim is to educate, train and rehabilitate mentally challenged individuals and their families
The Association runs Akruti, a special school for mentally challenged children between 6 and 16. Besides classroom instruction, the school’s activities include painting, craft and dance.
The AMC also runs Pragati, a multi-category vocational center for mentally challenged adolescents and adults. In addition, the Association runs Sanskriti, a sheltered workshop which offers gainful employment to mentally challenged adults who have acquired vocational skills at Pragati.