stone of the AFA National Centre for Advocacy, Research and Training
was laid on July 9, 2004 by the Hon.
Smt. Sheila Dixit, Chief Minister of NCT Delhi. The
dedication of the National Centre took place on 8 September, 2006, with
Ms. Sonia Gandhi presiding. This National Centre was
sorely needed to allow AFA to expand the scope and extent of its services
and provide dedicated services in rehabilitation, research and training.
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years, Action For Autism operated from a small, inadequate, rented building
in South Delhi. Paradoxically, AFAs success
in identifying more children with ASD and creating wider awareness amongst
families and professionals meant that AFA had an increasing need and
demand for its services and support. This placed an overwhelming strain
on AFAs facilities. With the National Centre, we have been able
to greatly expand the scope and breadth of services provided.
activities and services part of the National Centre include all those previously offered, as well as the expansion
of some of our most popular programs and the incorporation of new services.
Meanwhile, AFA continues raising funds to support its ongoing projects
particularly the Open Door School. AFA beneficiaries come from all income
strata, and the organisation subsidises services for students from economically
disadvantaged backgrounds. AFA receives limited state support and therefore
relies on regular donations from its supporters and well-wishers for
our day-to-day programme and activity costs. AFA also organizes regular
fundraising events towards building a corpus that will support our activities
in the future.
a Brick Program
is located over four floors on a 1400 square metre plot at Jasola (close
to the Apollo Hospital), New Delhi. We ask you to share our vision by
sponsoring bricks at Rs. 100 a piece. While our building is complete,
we offer you the opportunity to symbolically be a part of our centre.
Buy one...buy one hundred-- the choice is yours. Together, brick-by-brick,
we can change the face of autism in India.
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