Welcome to Forum For Autism
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.
Forum For Autism [FFA] is a public trust formed in 2001, registered as a Public Trust and society as a parent body to empathize with each other, understand their concerns and anxiety, fight the common cause. The primary aim of FFA
Understand you child’s diagnosis. Learn about autism from the professional who has diagnosed your child, other professionals who work with autistic children, parents of autistic children, read books literature available on the same.
Since each child is unique, there have been certain techniques that have been found to work more efficiently with Autistic children. Depending on the child’s difficulties. He or She may need a special educator, Speech therapist, etc.
Our Parent Trustees
Our Advisory Committee
Dr. Vrajesh P. UdaniPediatric Neurologist
Dr. Vibha KrishnamurthyPediatrician, Specialist in Developmental Disorders
Dr. Anjali JoshiSr. Occupational Therapist
Ms. Merry BaruaDirector, Action For Autism
Our Cause Ambassadors for Autism
What is Autism?
Autism is a developmental disability that affects communication, social interaction, and play skills. Autism affects about 1 in 68 people and it occurs four times more in boys than in girls. It affects brain function and should be diagnosed by a medical professional. Children with autism will exhibit the following symptoms:
Trouble learning language as well as problems with verbal and non verbal communication Problems with social skills Presence of unusual behaviours (e.g., hand flapping, rocking, biting) and strong preference for sticking to a routine
Individuals with autism may have trouble processing things they hear, see, smell, touch or taste. Also, autism is known as a spectrum disorder, meaning the severity and type of symptoms…Read More