The Society For The Welfare of The Differently Abled Persons (Physically Handicapped) Education And Research Centre. SWPH & RC is the first institution to be set up in 1956, with an aim to rehabilitate the orthopaedically handicapped children. The institute is unique and is the only organization of its kind in India. Late Shri. Morarjibhai Desai, then the Chief Minister of Maharashtra donated 3 1/2 Acres of land to this institute. Today, with its credentials, the institute strives to become a centre of excellence and base for orthopaedically handicapped children in the age group of 6 to 18 years. A separate building for pre-vocational programme, library, Small clinic as well as an auditorium was built. The Dy. Prime Minister Shri. Lal Krishna Advani inaugurated the building in the year 2000.
On 8th June 2006, Hon'ble Shri.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the then President of India and the Youth Icon, Visited the institution & appreciated the efforts & work put in by the institution.He also had a word with the students.