Al Umeed Rehabilitation Association for Cerebral Palsy

Our Journey

Our Inspiring Journey of Cerebral Palsy Rehabilitation

As a result of the traumatic experience that Dr. Ruby Abbasi suffered when her youngest son Bilal fell victim to post Viral Encephalitis Cerebral Palsy, as a toddler at the age of 2.5 years, a humble beginning of a Treatment Centre from a two roomed rented premises in PECHS Karachi in 1985 was made after she returned from London UK in 1984, being trained in BOBATH Techniques. Bilal remained wheel chair bound till the end of his life (November 29th 2005). The non-profit making NGO was later formed by her in 1989 along with her husband (Late) Dr. Major (retd) Anwer Ahmed, other affected Parents, Doctors, Physical Therapists and eminent Social Workers. (Late Mrs Aban Jamall being one of them).

Dr. Ruby Abbasi was awarded Tamgha e Imtiaz from Government of Pakistan in the year 2000 for converting her personal tragedy into solace for many other Parents of Differently Able C.P. Children.

Since the year 2000, AURA for Cerebral Palsy is housed in a custom built, state of Art building in Gulistan e Jauhar Karachi. AURA has widened its spectrum of services, reaching out to a larger number of affected children and young adults, through its Fleet of 10 vans operating in all the areas of Karachi.

Our journey and perseverance of over two decades, along with the generosity of our donors, has enabled us to make a huge difference to the lives of these differently abled and underprivileged children.


Our Mission

Transforming through compassion, innovation, and dedicated care, providing specialized services for children with cerebral palsy to thrive and embrace their individuality.

Our Vision

Empowering young lives affected by cerebral palsy, unlocking their full potential, and embracing boundless possibilities for a brighter, inclusive, and transformative future.

Our Planning

Creating inclusive, impactful, and sustainable programs, collaborating with families and communities to foster a brighter, more inclusive future for children with cerebral palsy.