The Chitra Lane School for the Special Child is a day school that was founded in 1967 with just two students, in a small room down Lauries Road in Colombo 3. Today, we are located within much larger premises down Chitra Lane, Colombo 5, and have a student body of over 200 children and young adults with special needs from ages five to twenty-one years. Children with Down’s syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and a whole host of other medical complications attend the school and are provided with a comprehensive special education program that includes sensory and cognitive skills development, creative arts, sports, and vocational training. Our students are from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds with the majority from low-income families residing in and around Colombo. The special education programs are conducted in Sinhala, Tamil or English depending on the child’s mother tongue.