Autism Awareness Tragically Low in Rwanda

Rwanda – The autism organization Autism Rwanda is actively trying to raise awareness of the learning difference since awareness in the area is tragically low. allAfrica.com met with the organization’s founder and autism expert, Rosine Duquesne Kamagaju who gave insight into the learning difference. Autism is a innate learning difference characterized by repetitive behavior, difficulty […]

Prime Minister of Bangladesh vows to help people with autism

Dhaka, Bangladesh – Prime Minister Sheik Hasina sat with the health ministers of World Health Organization- South East Asia Region (WHO-SEARO) in a roundtable discussion on “Addressing Autism Through Partnership,” at the Sonargaon Hotel. In her speech reported by bdnews24.com she was quoted as saying: “I am always with you. Those who suffer because of […]

Autism in the Middle East

Doha, Qatar – Children at the Shafallah Center for Children with Special Needs in Qatar have autism. Abdullah Itani, a trainer at the centre shares the views of the centre in that the child comes first and not the disability. The Shafallah Center, opened in 1999, many past students now work in banks, post offices […]

Asperger organizations in Spain promote International Asperger’s Day

Today, Februray 18th is International Asperger’s Day. The event first created in 2007 aims to highlight the significance of Asperger syndrome for both society and individuals.  It also marks the 70th anniversary of the publication by Hans Asperger. Today we celebrate the work being done in Spain to raise awareness. Talking with Faro de Vigo   María Carmen Lores Torres, Asperga […]

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 […]