Action for Autism
Comprehensive - Mental Disability
Estd: 1991
Used for Beneficiaries: 86%
Address : The National Centre for Autism, Pocket 7 & 8 Jasola Vihar, 110025. Delhi
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 11-40540991
Donor Contact : Ms. Ayushi / +91 11 65347422 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201320142015
Income From
Government Sources0268,7921,228,451
Institutional Sources001,097,331
Foreign Sources641,0338,992,6125,147,767
Other Income050048,997
Total Income (A)10,505,87320,811,26023,051,371
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities2,649,5929,346,67611,899,332
Programme Staff Cost5,605,6235,308,1715,763,815
Travel Expenses321,345423,086330,115
Direct Programme Expenses8,576,56015,077,93317,993,262
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost129,777121,698187,157
Overhead Expenses597,440577,994796,619
Other Expenses/Transfer361,002965,4912,013,169
Total Expenditure (B)9,664,77916,743,11620,990,207
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)841,0944,068,1442,061,164
Balance Sheet201320142015
Fixed Assets27,875,36175,268,848130,890,437
Current Assets (excl. Cash)10,197,75332,222,29437,449,440
Cash/Bank 12,000,4323,922,00212,063,179
Accumulated Deficits000
Total Assets108,026,874171,303,067210,130,192
Corpus / Share Capital17,772,71818,774,378166,421,155
General Funds13,365,95317,913,75418,646,811
Earmarked Funds75,539,363131,398,159166,421,155
Current Liabilities1,348,8403,216,7766,080,348
Total Liabilities108,026,874171,303,067357,569,469
Other Details201320142015
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Number of StaffN.A.N.A.N.A.
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Regd. under : The Societies Registration Act, 1860
Auditor : Nagpal Nagpal & Associates
Bankers :
Vijaya Bank State Bank of India
HDFC Bank Axis Bank

Donor tax benefits : 80G 50%
Eligible for foreign donations : Yes

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Ms. Ramamani Sundar, President
Ms. Merry Barua, Secretary
Ms. Reeta Sabharwal, Treasurer
Mr. Ashwani Chaswal, Jt. Secretary
Ms. Madhu Chawla, Member
Mr. Deepak Verma, Member

Source : Audit Report 2015

Financial Note : 1) In FY14 and FY15, grants utilised during the year have been included in Income and Expenses based on ICAI guidelines. 2) In FY15, Sales/Fees include gross conference receipts of Rs43 lakhs (including government grant of Rs10 lakhs, shown under Government Sources). The NGO reported net receipts. 3) Grant from Smile Foundation shown under Institutional Sources. 4) Since FY13, no Depreciation is being provided in the Income & Expenditure A/c. This is being adjusted against the Capital Fund. 5) In FY14 and FY15, Other Expenses/Transfers mainly include Transfer to Capital Fund and Specific Funds.

NGO Profile :
Action for Autism (AFA) was started to provide support and services to persons with autism and their families, and to create an environment in India in which people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are able to grow to their full potential.

The AFA National Centre was established in 2004 to expand these services. As with many disability organizations, AFA was started by parents searching for answers to handle their child's difficult behavior, as information on autism was hard to come by.

Some of the activities at AFA are:

  • Assessments:  Action for Autism (AFA) conducts different types of assessments based on the requirement of the family of the individual with autism. The NGO team provides Screening and Diagnostic Assessments, Functional Skills Assessments, and Occupational and Sensory Assessments.
  • Education Programs: In connection with autism, education is defined broadly and looked at as holistic and complete learning. It aims at maximizing the potential of an individual over a life span. The Educational Programs offered at AFA are the Open Door Day Program, the Aakaar Early Intervention Program, the Parent Child Training Program, Individualized Educational Intervention, and the Individualized Program for Outstation Families.
  • Trainings:  AFA offers extensive practical hands-on training through full-length courses such as the Diploma in Special Education (ASD) as well as Continuing Rehabilitation Education (CRE) courses recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI). Successful candidates who complete full length Teacher Training Programs receive placements in leading regular schools and special needs organizations.
  • Awareness Raising: AFA has undertaken various projects to promote awareness and understanding about autism among parents and professionals as well as general public. From 1998 to 2001, and again from 2006 to 2008, the NGO has carried out a project for pediatricians, psychologists, and psychiatrists in order to sensitize them to the symptoms of autism.

Autism is a lifelong neurological condition, a developmental disorder that typically occurs in the first three years of life. It manifests as differences in development in three main areas: communication (verbal and non-verbal), social interactions, and imagination, which can be seen in repetitive and restricted play or leisure activities.

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