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, and dietitians.

The rates for treatments at the center will be at subsidized rates, where therapy sessions that normally cost around 700 to 800 Indian Rupees per hour will only cost about Rs 100 to 300 per hour.

According to Temple Trust CEO Mangesh Shinde the center will be open within the next six months. Medical experts in the area will be appointed at the center on an honorary basis. They will help children between the ages of 6 months and twelve years.

 “The experts will provide quality care to those with physical, mental, and behavioural disorders as well as those with multiple disabilities.”

Apart from the medical experts that Temple Trust has enlisted to provide care in the center, medical social workers will also be providing assistance to patients who need to seek treatments outside of the center, in case financial aid is needed.

Source: Santosh Andhale on the dnaIndia website: Siddhivinayak trust to offer autism treatment at low rates