TIS has won this award for its remarkable initiatives to promote the cause of Learning Disability (LD). We took up this cause in 2002 and one of our first steps was to fund and sustain KEM LD certification clinic, the only one in Mumbai, India. Besides funding, we have also consciously used our core skills to help the LD cause by developing student management software and also a book called brain teasers that helps LD affected children to grasp concepts easily.
TIS also conducts the Tata Learning Disability Forum (TLDF) – a knowledge sharing platform for national and international experts on LD. Over the years, the TLDF has evolved as a forum - from spreading awareness about LD to urging the community to come together and help students with LD. Currently, TLDF’s efforts are directed towards early detection of LD and spreading awareness of LD to other regions in India besides Mumbai.