Asha Foundation was started in 2001 by Katharin
Zimpel and Ramesh Vangal as a non-profit
The idea is to reach out to differently-abled
children in society and orient them towards a more
fulfilling life. Asha Rehab Centre provides
physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech
therapy to children affected by Cerebral Palsy,
Down’s syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other
In 2006, Asha started a pregnancy education program
– Nine Months Miracle – with pre-natal and
post-natal exercises to encourage normal deliveries
and healthy babies. In 2007, Asha Integrated School
for Autism opened doors to provide special education
to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Asha Foundation has helped more than 1200 children
since its inception.