Ashwini Vaishampayan is a practicing pediatric Occupational Therapist for more than 20 years. After working with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation in various teaching and clinical positions for 15 years, she took a break to complete her Occupational Therapy Doctorate from the University of Southern California in 2010. Ashwini continued her pediatric practise with Therapy West in Los Angeles for 4 years before returning to Mumbai. Ashwini has worked with developmental disabilities more specifically autism throughout her professional career in India as well as the USA working in different contexts such as home, clinic, and schools. She is currently working with Ummeed Child Development Center as a Senior Program Manager Early Childhood Development and Disability designing, implementing and monitoring short term training programs towards monitoring early childhood development and early identification of delays.