Moscow hosts forum on autism

International Forum Every Child Deserves a Family is being held from October 14-17th in Moscow, Russia. This is the second annual event. The topic of this year’s forum is “Autism: Effective methods of providing assistance to people with autism spectrum disorders. Experience in Russia and abroad”. It is expected to be attended by more than […]

Jamaican education ministry takes steps in prioritizing early diagnosis of autism in children

Kingston, Jamaica — The Jamaican Ministry of Education, through Education Minister Ronald Thwaites, recently announced that it has taken steps in making the early diagnosis of autism in children a priority. The Jamaican government announced that it has recently re-opened a center which will focus on the early diagnosis of the developmental disorder, with the […]

Facing the challenges of autism in Iran

Isfahan, Iran — The number of individuals affected by autism is rising everywhere in the world— even in countries where not many are aware of, or know really much about the condition— including Iran. Yalda Hojjati is 35 years old. When she was a child, her parents brought her to numerous doctors to find out […]

Disturbing leaked photo of young boy with autism tied to a chair with his mouth taped shut sparks outrage

Saratov, Russia — A photo of a 10-year-old boy with autism who was tied to a chair with his mouth taped shut sparked widespread outrage on the social media. The photo, which was apparently taken during one of the child’s sessions at the Golden Key Center on Soviet Street in Saratov City, Russia, was posted […]

The Jamaica Autism Support Association provides help for families in need

Jamaica, WI – The Jamaica Autism Support Association (JASA) is a support group that provides families of those with autism with a valuable resource, enabling them to not only gain access to information but receive critical emotional support as well. Both parents and grandparents attend the meetings  with many choosing to participate in them in […]

NGO and Justice Ministry launch logo for individuals with intellectual disabilities

Tel Aviv, Israel – A new logo designed for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities has been unveiled in a joint initiative between a local non-profit organization and the Justice Ministry. The logo is intended to serve as a nationally recognized symbol and will thus assist those with various intellectual impairments when they are out […]

Rabbi leads Birthright trip for young individuals with autism

Jersualem, Israel — Taglit-Birthright is a non-profit organization that sponsors all-expense paid heritage trips for young Jews to Israel. Just before the year ended, Birthright organized a heritage trip that was slightly different than most of the other ones held in the past— a trip especially arranged for young individuals with autism. Led by Rabbi […]

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 […]