We are Action For Autism (AFA): the pioneering, national and non-profit autism society of India. We provide support and services to persons with autism and those who work with them in South Asia. Founded in 1991, we are a parent organisation began with the goal to "put autism on the Indian map." Awareness of autism in India has grown tremendously in the past decade, and our activities have also changed to meet current needs in India. We work through direct services, advocacy, and research to improve the lives of children with autism and their families. We are an Indian organisation, and our efforts are focused on the needs of those in India. We are also committed to assisting other countries in South Asia achieve legal recognition of autism and develop services for children and families. To more effectively orchestrate national activities for autism, we relocated to the AFA National Centre for Advocacy Research and Training in 2006.
A society that views the interdependence of people of every ability as valuable and enriching and seeks to provide equal opportunities for all.
To facilitate a barrier free environment; to enable the empowerment of persons with autism and their families; and to act as a catalyst for change that will enable persons with autism to live as fully participating members of the community.