autism News

Novel technique to accurately detect autism in kids

Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada characterised how children with ASD scan a person's face differently than a neuro-typical child.

How to spot the symptoms of autism in children

Some early indicators of autism include delayed or no response to name, poor eye contact and minimal social skills.


World Autism Day: 'You have to be patient', says dad Jon Roberts on raising an autistic child

It wasn't until we started taking her to Day Care and the local playground that we suddenly noticed the difference between her and other children of the same age.

Watch: The child with autism who went to Oxford University at the age of 6

The child prodigy, whose father Knox Daniel discovered his son's unique learning capability when he was just 10 months old, loves to study and acquire new information, with science being his favourite subject.

Parliament Winter session: Lok Sabha nod to Autism Bill

The Bill seeks to amend the principal Act legislated in 1999 and to streamline the appointment and resignation of members of a trust.

The Gran View: Her smile said, 'Mama, I will stand, walk and dance one day!'

The doctors in India declared 40 years ago that she was born spastic with cerebral palsy and nothing much could be done. My husband and I refused to give up.


The Gran View: How my special needs child finally spoke and walked

Tamana finished her class XII at DPS and today is a regular teacher at DPS Nursery school in Vasant Vihar, New Delhi. She skips, hops and jumps with the babies and is loved by one and all.

After we die, who takes care of our challenged child? Home sweet home

The couple has handed over one of their houses to the Kerala government, asking it to convert the property into a centre for challenged women and accommodate their 37-year-old daughter at that facility.

ASHA workers to get training to help parents of autistic children

Autism is a developmental disorder, which causes social communication difficulties and impacts one in a 100 children. India will have more than 2 million children with autism under the age of 10 years.

World Autism Awareness Day 2018: Understanding the needs of autistic kids, and their parents

On World Autism Awareness Day, we try and understand the challenges not only faced by those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, but also what their parents and care-givers go through and need to keep in mind.