Our Advisory Team

Liz Astor, Baroness Astor of Hevor

Vice President - National Autistic Society, UK
Autism Activist and Author

Lady Astor is the mother of an autistic daughter with dyspraxia. Liz is also the Vice President for The National Autistic Society, UK. 

Liz has spent 30 years learning everything she could about autism whilst also devoting her time to helping other parents who have children with autism.

To date, Liz has raised over a million pounds for the National Autistic Society, and many thousands for other national autism-related charities. She has given talks on her experiences and interviews for several renowned publications.

In 2006, she published her memoir, “Loving Olivia: bringing up my autistic daughter” to critical acclaim.

Dr. Rekha Ramachandran, President of the Down Syndrome Association of India has spearheaded the need to understand, support and improve the quality of life of children with Down syndrome.

Dr. Rekha Ramachandran has relentlessly worked to raise public awareness on Down syndrome which is not a disease but a genetic disorder that happens when the baby gets three copies of chromosome 21, (Trisomy 21) instead of the usual two. 

Dr. Rekha Ramachandran is the co-founder and chairperson of ‘Mathru Mandir’, an institution that provides rehabilitation, support and therapy for individuals with Down syndrome while offering day care services to innumerable children from all over India and the Middle East.

Dr Rekha Ramachandran,

President - Down Syndrome Federation of India
Vice President - Asia Pacific Down Syndrome Federation