Developmental Centre for the Mentally Retarded is the normalization model center for (the) mentally challenged children was started in 1983 at Jagathy in Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala. The Center is located in a spacious building in a unique campus. It is fully equipped with classrooms, labs for practicals, workshops, and outdoor facilities. Thus it provides ample opportunity for the children to re-assimilate theory through practical experience. This model Center today has over 175 mentally challenged children and 43 staff undergoing training in various aspects of rehabilitation, including special education using the “Three Cs” concept, mobility, vocational training, arts program, sports, music, drama, dance, drawing, painting, horseback training etc.Admission is granted irrespective of age, sex and functional levels after a thorough professional interaction with the children and their guardians.