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Autism Bay Area founder creates community for families with autism
Inside Bay Area

The Kurada family had just returned from a trip to India when Shanti Kurada started noticing significant changes in her 2-and-a-half year-old son, Rahul. He began babbling. He stopped making eye contact.

He became fascinated with strings and ribbons. By the age of 3, Rahul was diagnosed with severe autism, and Kurada’s journey for help began. Over the next seven years, Kurada, a former business analyst, immersed herself in therapies and up-to-the-minute research about autism spectrum disorders with one goal in mind: to help Rahul, a child who loves science and gardening, be the best he could be.