Ashakendram at Cochin was the first special school-cum- rehabilitation center of CIMR started in Kerala. It was established in the year 1980. The institute is located at Cochin in a spacious campus with facilities for special education, vocational training and medical rehabilitation. A dedicated team of 18 staff members give love, affection, and training to 65 children today. Having trained over 400 children over 34 years, Ashakendram is today considered as a model center.