Brief Bio-sketch of Director: Vanitha S. Rao has just finished working on her doctoral thesis in the Department of Psychiatry at St. John’s Medical College Hospital. After a Master’s Degree in Human Development, she got two diplomas in special education in the field of learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders before starting her career in a developmental clinic. She has nearly 2 decades of experience teaching children with autism and as a teacher trainer for professionals working in the field of autism. She is also a Member of the Board of Studies for the Diploma in Autism being conducted at KPARMC in collaboration with KSOU. She has several research papers to her credit.
Padmavati has a Master’s degree in Mathematics and B.Ed. After a decade of teaching in a mainstream school, she switched to special education. She has a special education diploma in the field of autism spectrum disorders.