A Team of Two:
The Somani family discovered that more than two million individuals in India were on the autism spectrum and there was a dearth of resources to support them. Using their personal experience of raising a child on the spectrum, they started out on their dream to fill this need and bring about significant change.
Two individuals to Two million:
The Somani family found out that more than two million individuals across the country were on the spectrum and had little to no resources for their development.
Two therapy rooms:
They learnt about the revolutionary effects of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapies and built what is now the AmritSomani Memorial Center (ASMC). They did not compromise on providing one-on-one care, leading ASMC to grow from 4 children to 40 individuals, and from 2 rooms to a 4-storey facility with 40 trained therapists.
From Two+Two to inspiring two times two thousand:
Even with this huge asset to the resources available in Kolkata, they continued on. They curated a team of highly trained professionals to design the blueprint of the India Autism Center (IAC), which would be a global, inclusive and neuro-diverse community, aiming to serve a couple thousand individuals on the spectrum. With services on the IAC campus, and more through outreach services, ensuring support to individuals to enjoy a self-sufficient and an independent life would be better realised.
ASMC TURNS 10:
In 2020, ASMC completed a decade in providing interventions to children and adults on the spectrum. With the amount of success and progress that the day-care school has achieved, the next step is to open a Vocational School in Kolkata, which will primarily focus on the needs of adults on the spectrum.