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 […]

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 […]

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 – 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 […]

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 […]