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At Milestone, we have a group of professionals working as an interdisciplinary team:

Dr. Uma Bachhav – Developmental Pediatrician – (MBBS, DCH, MS, Counseling & Psychotherapy)

Dr. Uma Bachhav is a Developmental Pediatrician. She has completed MBBS from Pune University and DCH from the College of Physicians And Surgeons, Mumbai. She has also completed MS in Counselling and Psychotherapy. She has been heading Milestone since its inception in the year 2000. She is a Life Member of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics and its Disability Chapter, Indian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and The National Association for the Blind (NAB). She is also attached as a consultant to the Blind Girls’ residential school and the Multiple Disability and Deaf-Blind center run by NAB. She has conducted several workshops both for parents as well as professionals. She is also invited as a speaker in various centers, schools and organizations.

Dr. Anjali Kale -Physiotherapist& Sensory Integration Therapist – (B Pht, MCP)

Dr. Anjali Kale graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from Nagpur University and did her Master’s in Management of Cerebral Palsy (MCP) from Spastic Society of India. She has been practicing in Nashik as a Pediatric Physiotherapist since the last 23 years. She has an extensive clinical experience in neuro-developmental therapy. She has also trained in Sensory Integration therapy and occupational therapy. She has attended various advanced training courses in NDT, Gait management and SI therapy both in India and abroad. She heads the physiotherapy department at Milestone. She is also attached as a consultant at the NDMVP College OF Physiotherapy, Nashik.

Mrs. Bhagyashri Beri Pathak – Clinical Psychologist (MA, Clinical Psychology)

Mrs.Bhagyashri Beri-Pathak completed her BA and MA in Clinical Psychology from Pune University. She has been an integral part of Milestone since its inception. In the last 14 years, she has been involved in the training and rehabilitation of children with developmental and behavioral disorders. Her main area of expertise and interest is development of effective communication in Autistic children. She also plays a pivotal role in the planning and implementation of the individualized education plans for the children of the learning centers.

Mrs. Sarita Pagare – Clinical Psychologist & Counselor ( MS Counseling and Psychotherapy,MA ,Clinical Psychology

Mrs. Sarita Pagare graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Arts. She then did her MS counseling and Psychotherapy from IPMS, Mumbai and MA in Clinical Psychology from Pune University. In the last nearly a decade of practice, she has been involved with Student counseling focusing on mental, social, emotional and academic development from pre-school to high school. She also addresses learning difficulties in children. She conducts structured and oriented series of Aptitude and Psychometric inventories and tests followed by career guidance for students in line with their strengths and interests. She provides counseling to teachers, trainers and educators and conducts workshops for school teachers to increase awareness. She also develops alliance with school administrators for creating positive learning interventions and designing special behavioral interventions in school. She is also a member of Samved, an organization working for psychological health.

Mrs.Manisha Junagade – Special Educator (DSE MR)

Mrs. Manisha Junagade did her BA with special English and completed her Diploma in Special Education for the Mentally Retarded (DSE-MR). In the beginning of her career, she worked as the Principal of Asha School, Devlali, for 1 year. She joined Milestone as a Special Educator in the year 2002, when we established our first Learning Center for Autistic Children. She now heads our Learning Centers and is responsible for the planning, co-ordination and implementation of the teaching and pre-vocational programs.

Our core team is ably supported by our other staff members who ensure that all the activities are conducted smoothly.

Mrs. Jayashri Pagare – Psychologist

Mrs.Sangita Pagare – Teacher

Mrs. Asha Vyavhare – Teacher

Mrs. Kalpana Bhavsar – Teacher

Mrs. Vijaya Rao – Teacher

Mrs. Suparna Bhagat – Remedical Teacher