The initiative for the formation of the Society was taken by Mr. A.S. Muslim whose eldest son was born with Down’s Syndrome. Finding no facility in the country for the Education and Training of mentally challenged children, Mr. Muslim made a general appeal through newspapers for advice and assistance. He received an overwhelming response from other parents in the same situation. To address this problem, SCINOSA was formed, with membership consisting of parents of special children and well wishers. The objective of the Society was to create a forum for educating and training of children with various forms of retardation, to help them become self sufficient and useful members of society. SCINOSA was formally registered on 10th August, 1960.