Organisations working with autism in India

Autism Organisations in India


As a part of our Autism Is A Cat series, here is a list of non-profit and support organisations that have been working for with autism.

Action for Autism

Action for Autism (AFA) is the pioneering, non-profit, national organisation that “put autism on the map” in India. AFA works through direct services, advocacy, and research to improve the lives of people with autism and their families. Their mission is to enable the empowerment of people with autism, and to facilitate a change in society’s mindset that will allow people with autism to live as fully participating members of society.

Website: http://www.autism-india.org/
Phone: 91-11-65347422
91-11-40540991
91-11-40540992
Email: actionforautism@gmail.com

Pic Credit: Action for Autism website

Autism Society of India

Autism Society of India (ASI) was set up as a national body to secure rights such as education, training, employment, welfare and social security services. ASI also hopes to create a common bond of understanding and cooperation among professionals, organisations working on research, and parents and families of people with autism.

ASI has previously been involved in organising play areas for autistic children and their ‘buddies’, as well as autism workshops for both children and adults with ASD.

Website: http://www.autismsocietyofindia.org/
Phone: 91-80-23225279
9741418103
Email: autismsocietyofindia@gmail.com
autismsocietyofindia2006@gmail.com

Communication DEALL

Communication DEALL is an early-intervention program for children with language developmental disorders, including those on the autism spectrum. Communication DEALL has now expanded to six states, with a presence in Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab.

Website: http://www.communicationdeall.org/
Phone: 91-80-25800827
Email: communicationdeall@gmail.com

Communication DEALL website

CATCH Bhubaneswar

Centre for Autism Therapy, Counselling and Help (CATCH) Bhubaneswar, is a small parent-run group that helps parents and kids with autism connect. Parents get together to share experiences, children are taught to deal with their immediate environment and learn self-help skills for leading a normal existence.

Website: http://www.catchindia.org/index.html
Phone: 9937004040
Email: jenareeta@hotmail.com

Pic Credit: CATCH Bhubaneswar website

Organisations in Bangalore

Apoorva Centre for Autism

Apoorva Centre for Autism (ACA) works with children and young adults with autism, and also promotes autism awareness. ACA has a range of programs, from early intervention for children between 3 and 6 and a full-time program for children aged 7 to 18 to vocational training in arts, crafts and life skills and supporting autistic children in regular schools.

Website: http://www.saiautismcenter.org/current/programs.htm
Phone: 91-80-65710445
9448372002
Email: apoorva@SAIautismcenter.org

Academy for Severe Handicaps and Autism (ASHA)

Academy for Severe Handicaps and Autism (ASHA) runs a day school to provide training and education to children with special needs. They also connect with parents and families of people with autism, and reach out to professional networks to further their cause. ASHA, of course, also promotes community awareness through frequent events, lectures and sessions.

Website: http://www.ashaforautism.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Academy-for-Severe-Handicaps-and-Autism/117386201624245?fref=ts
Phone: 943764415
9731563925
9448878686
Email: info@ashaforautism.com
bhavaniprao@gmail.com

Pic Credit: ASHA Facebook page

Assisted Living for Autistic Adults

Assisted Living for Autistic Adults (ALFAA) was founded in 2009 with the aim of providing good quality living conditions and facilities for autistic male adults in India. ALFAA aims to fill the need for residential facilities for the care of people with ASD, especially on the aging and death of parents and guardians.

Apart from this, ALFAA also counsels families dealing with autism and promotes the awareness of autism in Indian society.

Website: http://www.alfaa.org/index.html
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alfaa-Assisted-Living-for-Autistic-Adults/211760792198930?sk=wall
Phone: 9741418103
Email: rubysingh@alfaa.org

Pic Credit: Alfaa Facebook Page

Society for the Autistics in India

Society for the Autistics in India (SAI) was set up in 1995 by a group of parents with autistic children. They look to working with autism and raising awareness of the condition in India. Some of their programs include Early Intervention, Communication Development and Support in regular schools. They also aim to creat vocational tie-ups for older students, and group homes for adults with autism.

Website: http://www.saiautismcenter.org/current/index.htm
Email: president@SAIautismcenter.org

Bubbles Center for Autism

Bubbles Center for Autism conducts an integrated play school program, including an early intervention program, language through play, and a social skill training program. Bubbles regularly conducts field trips to various locales in and around Bangalore – HR Betta, Kottebetta and Rural Zing, apart from organising events like fancy dress competitions and and fests.

Website: http://bubblesautism.com/
Phone: 9845557115
Email: info@bubblesautism.com

Pic Credit: Bubbles Autism website

Sampoorna Music Therapy

Sampoorna Music Therapy is a non-governmental organisation that aims to use Indian music as a therapeutic clinical intervention to help children on the autism spectrum. Sampoorna believes that music can help children with autism develop skills and abilities that they need to adapt to their environment.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sampoorna-Music-Therapy-Center/311929925594080
Email: sampoornamusic@gmail.com

Pic Credit: Sampoorna Music Therapy Facebook page

Kilikili 

Kilikili is a non-profit organisation that wants to create inclusive play spaces that will be accessible to all children, regardless of their ability. Kilikili has been involved in World Autism Awareness Day campaigns and events at various parks across the city.

Website: http://kilikili.org/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/kilikilifanpage?fref=ts

Pic Credit: Kilikili Facebook page

 


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