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 […]

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 […]

State-of-the-art center for children with autism to open in Mumbai

Mumbai, India — India’s Siddhivinayak Temple Trust is planning to open a state-of-the-art center for children with autism in the country. The center, which will be located at the ground floor of the building beside the city’s Prabhadevi temple, will be attended to by pediatric neurologists, psychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, ophthalmologists, orthopedic surgeons, […]

‘Behind the Glass Wall’ Catches Autism on Film

Mumbai, India — Award-winning filmmaker Arunaraje Patil captured the world of children with autism on an 80-minute documentary film entitled “Behind the Glass Wall”. Originally conceptualized as a short film to be produced for a charity that provides workshops for children on the autism spectrum, “Behind the Glass Wall” was born after Patil observed during […]

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 […]

Cordlife and Duke Medicine team up to research the use of stem cells for autism treatments

Kolkata, India – A stem cell banking company has announced that it will be working with Duke Medicine to help provide autism treatment options for patients in India. Cordlife India will endeavor to assist those on the spectrum by allowing them to participate in a research development program through the university. The initiative has been […]

Young man with autism who was reported missing in Mumbai now found safe and well

Mumbai, India — A young man with autism who was the first to pass the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams in India since a concession for children with autism was introduced in the country in 2011, was reported missing on Oct. 28 in Mumbai. Sidhanth Sudhakar, a 19-year-old man from Mumbai, was last seen inside […]

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 […]