Bombay high court orders state government to set up centers for children with learning disabilities

Mumbai, India — The Bombay high court in India ordered Wednesday that the state government should set up centers for children with learning disabilities in each of its districts. Learning disability is among 12 of those added to the list of disabilities by the Union Ministry of Social Justice through a bill in the Rajya […]

India – AIIMS’ autism helpline provides emergency support for families

New Delhi – The AIIMS (All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences) has developed a new helpline designed to assist parents of children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) address medical emergencies more effectively. The telephonic helpline will operate in conjunction with an existing generic autism line in an effort to aid families cope with the crises […]

State-of-the-art center for children with autism to open in Mumbai

Mumbai, India — India’s Siddhivinayak Temple Trust is planning to open a state-of-the-art center for children with autism in the country. The center, which will be located at the ground floor of the building beside the city’s Prabhadevi temple, will be attended to by pediatric neurologists, psychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, ophthalmologists, orthopedic surgeons, […]

Bangladesh government to develop foster care system for children with autism

Dhaka, Bangladesh — The Bangladesh government is planning to develop a foster care system for children with autism in the country, as well as those with other neurodevelopmental disabilities, according to health ministry sources. According to reports, the government’s plan of organizing the foster care system is in line with its goal of helping children […]

‘Behind the Glass Wall’ Catches Autism on Film

Mumbai, India — Award-winning filmmaker Arunaraje Patil captured the world of children with autism on an 80-minute documentary film entitled “Behind the Glass Wall”. Originally conceptualized as a short film to be produced for a charity that provides workshops for children on the autism spectrum, “Behind the Glass Wall” was born after Patil observed during […]

Program helps children with Autism Spectrum Disorders connect with peers

Mumbai, India – A Mumbai-based program that pairs children on the autism spectrum with mainstream youngsters has provided participants with the opportunity to interact with peers, develop friendships and learn valuable social skills. “Buddeez” was founded by Ami Mehta Kothari and Shalini N Kedia, two Mumbai residents and educators who saw a need for children […]

India – National Institute of Speech and Hearing create support group for parents of children with autism

Thiruvananthapuram, India – A support group designed to provide a platform through which the parents of children with autism can communicate and raise awareness has been formed by the National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH). With autism rates rising dramatically throughout the globe, many organizations are now recognizing the importance of creating services that […]

India – Symposium on Autism and Cerebral Palsy

Chennai, India – A symposium on Autism and Cerebral Palsy was organised last week. This was a collaboration between the Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped Children and the National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disability (NIEPMD), Teachers, counselors and special educators from both private and government schools took part in the symposium the Indian […]

Bangladesh garment sector to hire workers with autism

Dhaka, Bangladesh — A historic move by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) promises a better future for children with autism spectrum disorder in the country. The BGMEA announced last week through the efforts of the Bangladeshi Prime Minister’s daughter, Saima Wazed Hossein Putul — who happens to be a licensed school psychologist in […]

14-year-old with autism bags gold medal in Special Olympics

Los Angeles — A 14-year-old with autism made history by becoming the first Indian golfer to join and win at the Special Olympics World Games, which was recently held in Los Angeles. Ranveer Singh Saini, who was diagnosed with autism at age two, bagged a gold medal Friday at the GF Golf-Level 2 Alternate Shot […]