Our Mission

Empowerment persons with autism and developmental disabilities, and their families.

SOPAN (Society of Parents of Children with Autistic Disorders) is a registered NGO working for autism and related developmental disabilities. It began in 2002 as an initiative of a group of parents whose children with autism needed education and training. Prior to 2002, provision of services for children with autism was at a nascent stage. Dr. Rubina Lal, a professional and a parent, helped a social service group to start a unit for autism. The work done at this unit resulted in Dr. Lal and a few other parents to come together and start SOPAN.

The last decade has seen SOPAN grow into an organization that is nationally recognized for quality and range of its services.
What's New

SOPAN centres at Jogeshwari and Panvelis hiring Special Educators, Psychologists, Therapists, Accountants and auxiliary staff for the academic year commencing in June 2021. Resumes can be mailed to sopantrust@rediffmail.com Workshop on “Development of tools for research in Education” to be held on March 31 – April 6, 2021. Email to scseasd15@gmail.com for further details Upcoming Webinars “Perfect Puppeteering – Use of puppets in education” “Dental Care for children with autism and developmental disabilities” World Autism Awareness Day programs
  • Cultural program – April 2, 2021
  • Poster/Slogan Writing competition
  • Screening of autism awareness films
  • Talks on autism in inclusive and special schools
  • Experts’ speak on autism

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