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Ashish Foundation for the Differently Abled Charitable Trust

The value of each person is the value of all. We at Ashish Foundation labour for the day when every child and adult are an integral and important part of society. We are ALL created in God’s image to achieve our potential and contribute to the building of our nation, and Ashish vows to assist and facilitate the creation for an inclusive society where there is room for everyone.
-Geeta Mondol, Founder & Managing Trustee, AFDA

We at Ashish Foundation are working towards our students having valued roles in our society and enjoying the good things in life.  We are empowering our students by enhancing their image and their competencies to take up valued social roles.  We also empower the students’ families with skills to support their family member with autism.  Our ultimate goal is to help these children and adults lead fulfilling and productive lives, and to be accepted and included in the mainstream of society. 

-Sheila George, Director, AFDA

Who we are

Ashish Foundation for the Differently Abled (AFDA) Charitable Trust, is a non-profit organization located in Dwarka, west Delhi.  We were established in 2007 to serve children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Often, people with disabilities are pushed to the margins of society, sometimes even in their own families.  However, we believe that each individual has the ability and deserves the opportunity to contribute to the society. 

To this end, AFDA also reaches out to the families of individuals with autism and developmental disabilities in mentoring mentor parents to be a strong support to their children/adults with disabilities. 

It is important for each member of the Ashish Team to develop their skills to best support the individuals whom we serve. Therefore, we provide regular trainings, not only for our staff but also for other professionals.

All our work would not be of any use unless the community accepts, undergirds and supports people with disabilities to be valued members of society. We work towards creating awareness within the community around us. We also mentor several disability-focused organisations across India.

AFDA works towards a world where people with autism and other intellectual disabilities are included and respected as part of the community. We hope to achieve this through our various programmes and initiatives that empower individuals with autism and their families.

Our Vision

Empowering children and adults with autism to rise to their God given potential in inclusive communities.


Sensitising and equipping families, communities and organizations to respond and engage productively so that children and adults with autism lead fulfilling lives.

3 million+ children helped

25+ years of service

198 community centers

72 countries

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