In 1991 the District Collector approached Madam Sylvia Wright with a request to start a school in Tiruvannnamalai District for the Hearing Impaired. At that time, there was no education provision for such children and there was no Government provision for integration into the regular schools. The number of teachers who were trained in teaching the Hearing Impaired was very limited. The only Tamilnadu Government recognized Teacher Training School was situated in Chennai.