8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Welcome Ritual
Welcome note by Soumini Menon and Song by the Children First team
Celebrating Neurodiversity – Introduction by Lavina Nanda & Moderated by Kavita Arora (10.00 to 11.30 AM)
10:00 AM
We are diverse – Kanika Goyal

Occupational therapist

Sensory processing differences and tips to make the environment of a school/home more sensory friendly
10:15 AM
Navigating inclusion – Nandini Chatterjee Singh
Social and emotional learning across a neurodiverse world
10:30 AM
Parent perspective – Archana Nayar
Founder, Autism Center of Excellence
My perspective of a Parent & Professional & Ecosystem creator
10:45 AM
ADHD & me – Amit Sen
Founder-Director, Children First
Sharing my journey with ADHD – Living, struggling and having fun with it
11:00 AM
Interactive Q & A with the audience and speakers
11.30 AM to 12:00 PM
Do visit our ‘Post A Card’ installation
An initiative running throughout the day – select and send a message that speaks to you -to someone you feel will connect with the message.
Weaving Stories of Courage – Introduction by Ritu Shree & Moderated by Shelja Sen (12.00 to 1.30 PM)
Arjun Mathur
Actor and influencer
Arjun will be sharing his personal journey and how important it is for media to highlight social issues that are seen as taboos.

Aditi Chaudhary
Parent and activist
Her courageous story of a mother who lost her daughter to pulmonary fibrosis and inspired the movie ‘The Sky is Pink’.
Dr. Sanjay Sharma
Parent and Transgender Activist
Courage to be a father to a transgender child and becoming an activist to support others
Mohd. Danish
Former street kid, now Entrepreneur
Courage to grow up as a street child and become a successful entrepreneur and give back to the society
Ankita Khanna, Janani Iyer & Jonaki Arora
Outside Witness Group
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Do visit our ‘Human Library’ Continuing conversations in smaller groups. We will have 6 people who are willing to share their life experiences in small mindful interactions
Lets Commit – Introduction by Ankita Khanna & Moderated by Amit Sen (2.30 to 4.00 PM)
2:30 PM
The urgency of looking at street children: Whose Streets are these? – Sanjoy Roy
Founder Trustee of Salaam Baalak Trust
Sharing stories from the street, and ideas of safety and protection with respect to street children. The urgency of looking at street children; how does this affect us? What can we do to make a difference?
2:45 PM
How do we make the world a safer space for our children? by Vidya Reddy
Executive Director of Tulir- Centre for prevention and healing of child sexual abuse
How do we work towards society’s acceptance of the problem of child sexual abuse and work towards taking proactive steps to respond in a timely and appropriate way to our children?
3:00 PM
How do we keep our children safe on the internet – Jagdish Mahapatra
International expert on cyber safety
How do we keep our children safe on the internet where they are digitally smart, responsible and able to pick up the right skills? How do I walk the fine line between monitoring and respecting their privacy as a parent?
3:15 PM
Building safe and purposeful communities/villages/townships for Neurodiverse populations – Merry Barua
Director of Action for Autism
What special form do ideas of safety and protection take on, when we are talking about young people with specific needs, especially those on the autism spectrum?
3:30 PM
Interactive Q & A with the audience and speakers
4.00 PM to 5:00 PM
Thank you note and closing ritual
5:00 PM onwards