Clinicians to be sent to India for Global Autism Project

Milford, Conn. — A team of clinicians has been chosen to provide high quality training to caregivers in India as part of the Global Autism Project. The Global Autism Project is a non-profit organization that aims to eradicate the disparity in the services being provided by caregivers around the globe by making certain that the […]

Residential center for individuals with autism soon to be built in India

Bhubaneswar, India — The Zain Foundation in India has announced that they are planning to set up the first-ever residential center of its kind for individuals with autism which it plans to build in Odisha’s capital, modern city Bhubaneswar. The planned residential center will house complete amenities and infrastructures needed for the care individuals with […]

Indian Institute develops low-cost devices designed to help children with autism

Ahmedabad, India — Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Ghandinagar (IIT-Gn) have developed low-cost devices designed to help children on the autism spectrum overcome setbacks stemming from their condition. Researchers at the institute were able to come up with helpful devices such as low-cost sensors and noise-canceling headphones. In an interview with the Indian Express, […]

India – Medical experts demand that autism be included in syllabus

Mumbai, India – Medical experts are asking the Maharashtra University of Health Science (MUHS) to provide information regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in its MBBS syllabus. With autism rates in Mumbai  soaring dramatically every year, health care professionals argue that the syllabus should contain relevant information pertaining to the disorder in order to facilitate diagnostic […]

Health experts in India demand more inclusive school policies for students with autism

India – Parents of children with autism are speaking out regarding the lack of inclusive special education policies and accommodations that currently exist within the country’s school system. Many of them including P. Malar, are often forced to bring their children to over half a dozen schools in hopes of enrolling their young ones into […]

Mumbai – Forum for Autism form committee to monitor schools with special needs children

Mumbai, India — Forum for Autism (FFA) in India has formed a committee to keep an eye on schools with special needs children. According to the forum, there have been several incidents of teachers resorting to corporal punishment, as well as psychological abuse of children with special needs in the city last year. FFA plans […]

Saima Wazed Hossain wins award from World Health Organization for fight against Autism

BANGLADESH – Saima Wazed Hossain has won an award from the World Health Organization (WHO) for her continued work and contributions to the fight against autism and neuro-development disorders. She will be honored with this first time, World Health Organization award, at this years four day South East Asia regional health conference. Saima Wazed Hossain, daughter […]

Canadian behavioural therapist opens new autism clinic in India

  India – Toronto behavioural therapist, Simmi Santha and Kiran Bendi inaugurated an autism clinic in Mallapally this Monday, in order to provide services for individuals who are on the spectrum. A graduate of Osmania University holding a Master’s degree in psychology and specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Santha has the expertise required to undertake the ambitious project. […]

Indian Tollywood’s Heroes Shivaji Raja and Srikanth spread autism awareness

Andhra Pradesh, India – 2nd April, better known as World Autism Awareness Day, saw multiple million dollar grants being given around the world but numerous more humble and heartfelt initiatives too were taken all across the world. One such autism awareness drive took place in the state of Andhra Pradesh in the world’s second most […]

Not Enough Doctors to Treat Autism in India

India – An article on the India.com website reports that there are not enough doctors, especially in rural areas to treat autism. Arun Mukherjee, director of Udaan – a centre for the disabled said: ‘A lot needs to be done in smaller towns,’ Usha Verma, principal of Tamana Autism Centre and School of Hope said […]