Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. They include autistic disorder, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome. ASD can be associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination and attention and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances.


Forum For Autism has a wide knowledge-network of parents and professionals that is made readily available to anybody in the field of ASD, whether they are parents/caregivers of freshly diagnosed children, families that have
recently moved to Mumbai, parents in search of doctors, therapists, schools or other facilities for children with ASD. Professionals and Researchers too have availed of this network from time to time.


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Our Parent Trustees


Parul Kumtha, President
Babita Raja, Secretary
Chitra Iyer, Treasurer


Our Core Group of Parents

Beena Modak S. Ranganathan Alka Baghdadi Chandra Shetty
Sulekha Doshi Sunil Salvi Manjusha Sawant Rajendra Kshirsagar
Venugopal Sharada Rao Jaya Sudhakar Vidula Bhat
Chandrika Shetty Anand Kumtha Fatima Shaikh Swati Vispute
Niranjana Shah Vijayashree R Vanishree V Paramita Majumdar
Kunda Selvi Sunita Sharma Ashok Shah


Our Advisory Committee


Dr. Vrajesh P. Udani, Pediatric Neurologist
Dr. Vibha Krishnamurthy, Pediatrician, Specialist in Developmental Disorders
Dr. Anjali Joshi, Senior Occupational Therapist
Ms. Merry Barua, Director, Action For Autism


Our Ambassadors for Autism


Chef Sanjeev Kapoor
Alyona Kapoor
Harsha Bhogle
Anita Bhogle



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