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 autism spectrum disorder, including a specialty healthcare center to be manned by trained medical and allied personnel.

The facility will also have stores as well as amusement establishments, and will also include a place where residents can farm, as well as other settings that would encourage activities for students with autism.

The foundation also hopes to include a respite center where parents and carers of individuals with autism can relax.

The Zain Foundation was founded by Zishan and Gargi Ali, which they named after their son, Zain, who passed away last year.

The foundation plans to launch a series of fundraising events to raise money for the project, the first of which will be the staging of a critically-acclaimed play entitled ‘Kaifi aur Main’ featuring Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar which will be shown at the Rabindra Mandap in Bhubaneswar on July 26. The play features the life and works of celebrated Indian Urdu poet, Kaifi Azmi, who also happens to be the father of one of the actors, Shabana.

Source: The New Indian Express: Residential Centre for Autism Patients in Capital City Soon