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Autism Parenting Challenges in India

Parenting a child involves a lot of patience. But it is often a tall order if the child has autism spectrum disorder. As a parent, realising that your child has autism, is often very daunting. Diagnosis is only the first stage of several autism parenting challenges that you have to face that includes battling societal…

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    Autism Awareness: The India Situation

    While 2 April is observed as World Autism Awareness Day in India as elsewhere across the globe, the country doesn’t have too many resources available on the disorder like that in the West. Even the literature available on autism is far less. Behavioral Issues of Special Needs Children According to conservative estimates, about 1-1.5% children…

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    Behavioral Issues of Special Needs Children

    Special needs children are usually faced with several challenges that involve physical difficulties, academic functioning and communication problems. Such children face an insurmountable struggle to keep pace with their neuro-typical peers. The Autism Situation in India Parents and families of special children have to juggle competing presenting needs of the particular child. These are often…

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    The India Autism Employment Situation

    People with autism spectrum disorder are known to excel in many areas that conform to their strengths. Organizations are slowly realizing this fact and are offering vocational training to such people that up their strengths and convert them into assets. The India autism employment situation, though not at par with the West, is more forthcoming…

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    The Everyday Struggles of Autism Children in India

    Children having autism spectrum disorder are physically indistinguishable from their neuro-typical peers. As a result, they are usually considered as disruptive, misbehaving, or defiant. The Indian society doesn’t empathize the challenges that autism children face, the way it does in the case of people with visible disabilities. Teaching Money Management to Your Autistic Child People…

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    The Autism Situation in India

    Imagine how frustrated you can be if you are not able to express your feelings. That’s exactly what a child with autism feels. But the autism situation in India is such that people recognise the need to get their child diagnosed at a much later stage. Autism is a development disorder which impairs a child’s…

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    ASD Communication Challenges among Children

    The ability of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to use language and communicate, depends on their social and intellectual development. Many children with ASD are not able to communicate using language or speech. Others may have limited speaking skills. But on a whole, ASD communication challenges affect most children on the spectrum. These challenges…

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    The Scale of Autism in India

    More than a million school-going children in India have autism spectrum disorder. But experts say, the number is grossly inaccurate because autism, in most cases, is not properly diagnosed in India. Forget the villages, diagnosis is often a far cry in most big cities. Autism in India is still largely undiagnosed and unaddressed at the…

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    Autism Spectrum Disorder: India versus the West

    Autism spectrum disorder is not uncommon. In fact, it’s the third most common development disorder in the world. International studies have revealed that one in every 68 people in the world have autism. The overall occurrence is largely uniform across the globe, which means that over 18 million people have autism in India. Autism is…

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    Autism Spectrum Disorder in Rural India

    Neurological and mental conditions are still considered a taboo in India. The larger part of the Indian population still lives in villages, where knowledge and awareness about autism spectrum disorder is very limited. Autism, in rural India, is often easily mistaken as some other condition. Autism largely remains undiagnosed in rural India. Individuals living in…

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