Mini Dwivedi Gopinathan, founder of Playstreet was awarded the Women Icons Award 2017 by Business Excellence and Research Group (BERG), Singapore for her work towards inclusion of children with Autism and empowering the families of children with special needs.
The citation reads "Mini Dwivedi Gopinathan is the Co-founder of PlayStreet Specially Abled Educare Trust based in Bangalore, India. PlayStreet envisions a society where families with autism do not have to struggle for inclusion in community on a day-to-day basis. The Trust provides school and clinical programs which are based on very naturalistic approaches so that autistic children learn in a naturalistic setting and families get trained to take their child's program in their own hands. Her organization is supporting around 80 to 100 families at a given point of time"