AMC (The Association For the Mentally Challenged) founded in 1960 by Dr. D. L.N. Murthy Rao, is the oldest institution of its kind in Karnataka and the second at the national level addressing the problems faced by the individuals with intellectual disability and their families. Today AMC is an NGO supporting over 200 children, adolescents and adults. AMC's aim is to educate, train and rehabilitate these mentally challenged individuals and their families.
The Vocational Training Centre of AMC is serving the purpose of occupational therapy and rehabilitation of adults with intellectual development disorder (IDD). This center is serving the most crucial needs of the families and the society to include them in the main stream of economic activity. With limitations related to comprehension, vocabulary, ability to read and write, they are to be trained in simple manual activities. The multi category vocational training center has two sections- one, which is training adults with IDD (women and men) in variety of vocations like weaving, candle making, needle work, tailoring, paper products, etc. Those who have been trained and are able to work with minimum supervision are put under Sheltered workshop programme. Here bulk production of few items by order is undertaken.