Event to dispel stigma on autism

| | New Delhi

In a bid to spread awareness about autism and dispel stigma attached to it, the Centre for Child and Adolescent Well Being (CCAW) on Sunday organised the 3rd Annual Autism Carnival: Celebrate Autism in Vasant Kunj.  As part of the carnival, the CCAW put up special stalls for special education, speech and language therapies along with occupational therapy. The event was full of fun and frolic with diverse educational activities such as talent shows, art and craft, games besides host of other activities.

Pediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, students and researchers in the field of autism joined the event in spreading awareness and educating the parents of the children suffering from autism. The main attraction of the carnival was the presence of noted fashion designers Shantanu and Nikhil. They presented prizes for the special talent show of kids suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). “All the kids are special, and we should do everything we can to make them feel so, we have come here to help the organisers’ support this unique initiative for the affected children,” said Shantanu while handing over prizes to the children.

Dr. Deepak Gupta, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist & founder of Centre for Child and Adolescent Well Being (CCAW) said, “Every child with ASD is unique in his or her own way, an attitude that our society has to understand, acknowledge and appreciate.” In developing nations like India, it is difficult to even find medical and other tests for diagnosis, let alone having accessible information on the problem. There is a prime need for raising awareness of ASD, he added. Sharing his experience, a parent of a child undergoing treatment for ASD, said, “ASD is often treated with extreme social disapproval. It gets difficult for us to try and make the other person understand the condition of our child.”



Sunday Edition

View All

A legacy of conflict

19 Aug 2018 | Kumar Chellappan

A succession war is brewing in the DMK after Karunanidhi’s death, with both Stalin and Alagiri staking a claim to their father’s political legacy. This, along with the churning in the AIADMK after Jayalalithaa’s death, is bound to have an impact on the political landscape of Tamil Nadu in the run-up to 2019 Lok Sabha polls, writes Kumar Chellappan Tamil Nadu politics sans Muthuvel Karunanidhi is like the drama Hamlet without...

Read More


View All

‘Bhopal on Canvas’ painting exhibition at Swaraj Bhavan Art Gallery

21 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

The beauty of city of lakes painted through vibrant colours and the eye catching shades over canvas spellbound the art appreciators. A group painting exhibition is being put up at Swaraj Bhavan Art Gallery that began here from Monday...

Read More

Page generated in 0.2461 seconds.