Merry Barua: From a Mother to a Movement

Merry Barua began her journey championing Autism rights and understanding in India as a passionate mother. But her activism has led her to national policy.

What started as one woman’s passionate battle to increase people’s knowledge of autism, something that affected her own son, has today become a national movement. In addition to raising awareness and convincing the Indian government to include Autism in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, her organization ‘Action for Autsim’ builds systemic support and understanding for the children affected, their parents and educators.