Taarana, which means ‘awakening’ in Sanskrit, was established by RYTHM Foundation in 2011, as a centre for children with special education needs. Taarana currently caters to up to 53 children within the age group of 6 to 16 years who face challenges with the regular school curriculum and have delayed development academically, socially and adaptively. This includes children with mild intellectual abilities such as ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Down Syndrome, Learning Disability, Sensory-Integration Disorder, Speech Impairment, Global Development Delay, Impulsive Behaviour, Mild Intellectual Impairment and Mild Autism Spectrum Syndrome. The school customises suitable programmes for its students, after analysing and understanding their strengths and weaknesses. Taarana’s early year programmes are based on the intensive intervention model that recognises the importance of early intervention. The school also provides intermediate programmes that prepare students both academically and functionally. By regularly getting involved and engaging with these children, RYTHM Foundation hopes to help them make a smooth transition into society and be able to live meaningful lives.