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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.

Why do some autistic children find it difficult to recognise faces?

When Express Parenting got in touch with child psychologist Dr Dharendra Kumar, to understand what this particular behaviour meant, he said, "It is not the same for all autistic children. There may be multiple perspectives on why some autistic children find it difficult to recognise faces. "


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.

'You have to be really patient', says father Jon Roberts on raising his autistic daughter

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.

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.

World Autism Awareness Day: Social acceptance helps reduce impact of autism

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterised by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours, speech and non-verbal communication as well as by unique strengths and differences. It is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Maternal Vitamin D deficiency may up autism risk in kids

Human studies have found that lower levels of maternal Vitamin D during pregnancy are associated with an increased risk of ASD in children. However, the biological mechanisms underpinning this relationship remain unclear.