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Guided by forty years of experience in the fields of Pediatrics, Neurology, program development and medical administration, Dr. Ram Kairam, a pediatric neurologist, is distinguished by his tireless efforts on behalf of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. In 2002, he began the Autism Treatment and Advocacy Center at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center to address the need for earlier identification and treatment of ASD in the South Bronx, a medically underserved and socioeconomically disadvantaged community. Aside from helping each of his patients to learn and live to their fullest potential, Dr. Kairam's emphasis on parental education and empowerment is critical to his approach to managing the Spectrum Disorders. He combines clinic and classroom in a way that puts the parent at the forefront of his/her child's care. In addition to his clinical oversight of more than 350 children on the spectrum, Dr. Kairam, with the support of a developmental pediatrician, two pediatric neurologists, a legal advocate and social workers, hosts a support group for parents of children with ASD to foster hope and solidarity in the face of this complex disorder to deal with the immense emotional and financial repercussions.