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 […]

After-school program helps raise autism awareness in UAE

Abu Dhabi, UAE – An after-school football program geared towards integrating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and raising awareness regarding the disorder in the community has recently been developed. Goals UAE was founded by Khawla Barley, the parent of a child with autism who noticed that there was a lack of adequate social programs […]

Lebanese Autism Society wins CMA CGM Corporate Foundation Award

Marseille, France — CMA CGM, the third largest shipping company in the world, has awarded its Annual CMA CGM Corporate Foundation Award to the Lebanese Autism Society (LAS) for the work it has done for children with autism not just in Lebanon, but throughout the Middle East. Ceremonies occurred yesterday in the CMA CGM Offices in […]

Ghana government asked to fund autism research

Cape Coast, Ghana — Speaking at the “Cape Coast Autism Training Workshop: Awareness and Applied Behavioural Analysis” recently held at the University of Cape Coast School of Medical Science (UCCMS), Dr. Ebenezer Badoe called for the Ghanan government to fund the research on the causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) among children in the country. […]

Denmark – Increase in autism cases linked to changes in diagnostic criteria and reporting methods

Aarhus, Denmark — Researchers found that the drastic increase in autism cases in Denmark may have been due to the changes in the diagnostic criteria as well as the reporting methods used to record the number of cases. A group of researchers, mainly from Aarhus University in Denmark, analyzed data they gathered from a population-based […]

India – Government employees with children on autism spectrum exempt from transfers

New Delhi, India — The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) in India has recently issued an order that exempts government personnel with children on the autism spectrum from routine transfers mandated by the Indian government. The order was released following requests by its employees who care for children with autism to exempt them from […]

Kuwait Center for Autism achieves international prominence in short period of time

Kuwait— Abdulmohsen Al-Kharafi, the Secretary General for Kuwait Awqaf Public Foundation (KAPF) which sponsors the Kuwait Center for Autism (KCA), said that remarkable achievements have been achieved by the center in just a short period of time, which paved the way for its prominence in the international scene. Speaking at a press conference for the […]

Islamabad to establish autism center

Islamabad – The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) is planning to create an autism center in its city. Minister of State Barrister Usman Ibrahim said in a meeting held on Nov. 5 that officials should make a committee consisting of the joint secretary of health, director National of Rehabilitation and Medicine (NIRM) along with […]

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 […]

Autism Awareness on the Rise in the United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi, UAE – Mariam Al Tunaiji  has a son, Mayed aged 9, with autism. She has been advocating for her son since his diagnosis of ASD.  Her goal was to have Mayed  attended kindergarten in a mainstream school. The National states that from an early age, Mayed’s  uncle noticed ‘dysfunctional behaviour’ exhibited by his nephew, from the age […]