April 2nd, 2010 is the World Autism Awareness Day. On this day, all around world, people are committed to spreading information about Autism Spectrum Disorders.

M.B. Barvalia Foundation’s Spandan Holistic Institute celebrated World Autism Awareness Day. Autistic children, their parents, Well wishers, Teachers, Doctors, Therapists and all Supporters were on the streets of Ghatkopar and conducted a Rally to mobilize masses, to make them aware about Autism and implication of early identification in treatment.

Various dignitaries like, Municipal Consellor and Member-B.E.S.T. Committee, Mr. Suresh Golatkar, eminent  Journalists, Social activists and past Joint Secretary from Prime Minister’s office, Shri Sudhindra Kulkarni participated in the Rally.

Rally started from Spandan’s Advanced School of Autism near Pant Nagar Police Station and moved in the interior of Ghatkopar, like, Naidu Colony, Pant Nagar, 90 ft. Road, 60 ft. Road, Garodia Nagar and ended at Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar.

Seminar was conducted there at – Shahid Smarak Sabhagriha, where various experts dealt with the issues of Autism, its causes, silent symptoms, importance of early identification and role of various therapies in the management.

The event was conducted by Dr. Praful Barvalia, Founder, Trustee of the Institute and his entire team.  He stated : “There is a phenomenal increase in the incidents of Autism all over the world.  As per the latest survey, 1 out of 150 children are suffering from Autism.  Hence, it is our social responsibility to increase awareness about Autism and to improve resources in the management of Autistic children.  M.B. Barvalia Foundation’s Spandan Holistic Institute makes humble efforts in this direction.

Every child has great potential.  It is obligatory on the part of society to work for their inclusion, said Shri. Sudheendra Kulkarni.

Mr. Maulik   Mavani   from   Research   Observer   Foundation   also   grace   the   occasion.  Mr. Harik   Gosar , Mr. Sanjay   Joshi, Mr. Anil   Barvalia, Ms. Prachi   Barvalia, Mr. Hasmukh   Barvalia, Ms. Monali   Gosar   actively   participated   in   the   entire   event.  Dr. Arundhati, Dr. Santosh, Dr. Manasi, Dr. Bishnoo, Dr. Tripti,   Social Worker Dada   Sargar, Occupational   Therapist Dr. Khyati   Sanghvi, Special  Educators – Mrs. Kinjal, Mrs. Sudha   Shetty, Mrs. Namrata, under  guidance  of   Administrator Dr. Varshaben   Shah   actively   participated. Awareness   is   prerequisite  for   any   cure.  We  strongly  believe  in   spreading  awareness   and   empowering   people   to   deal  with   this   malasise .

Hence,   Spandan   conducted   seminars   for   main   stream   schools  and   community   for   the   entire   week.

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Seminars with main-stream school teachers

Municipal School No. 3, Near Police Station, Pant Nagar, Ghatkopar (E), Mumbai – 400 075.


Awareness, empowerment and entertainment – parents of Autistic Children

Municipal School No. 3, Near Police Station, Pant Nagar, Ghatkopar (E), Mumbai – 400 075.


Awareness Campaign in community

Room No. 250, Bldg. No. 7, P.M.G.. Colony, Opp. Sai Vidyalaya, Mankhurd, Mumbai – 400 043.


Awareness Campaign in the community

Shop No. A-1, 1st floor, above hotel Dhanraj, Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar, Ghatkopar (E), Mumbai – 400 075.


Seminar with main-stream school teachers

Shop No. A-1, 1st floor, above hotel Dhanraj, Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar, Ghatkopar (E), Mumbai – 400 075.


Autism Awareness Seminar

Near Deonar Fire Brigade, Municipal Colony, Deonar, Mumbai – 400 043.


Seminar for main-stream school teachers

Himavan, Mehndi Nawaz Jung Hall, Paladi, Char Rasta, Towards V.S. Hospital, Ahmedabad – 380 006.

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