Nepal Survivors with Autism Seek Special Care

The Autism Care Nepal Society meets to help disaster victims

The Autism Care Nepal Society (ACNS) is on the ground in Katmandu working to provide relief for special needs Nepal citizens and their families.

Dr. Sunita Maleku Amatya is a member of the ICare4Autism Advisory Board, and currently serves as chairperson for the ACNS. Dr. Amatya has presented her research findings at one of our annual conferences in Jerusalem. Her presentation entitled “Autism Diagnosis a Challenge in Nepal” covered the limitations imposed on the diagnostic process. With little awareness or training, doctors in Nepal are often not able to recognize the symptoms of autism in a child.

Early autism diagnosis is crucial, since a child’s chance of success is increased dramatically with early intervention therapies. By working with special education leaders in countries that are most in need, ICare4Autism provides funding to increase the quality of autism education in developing nations.

In light of the recent disaster, the special needs community in Nepal is particularly vulnerable during the state of emergency. When sustaining injuries or going without food or water, the sensory depravation can be especially stark for a child with autism. The Autism Care Nepal Society operates through voluntary donations that fund the development of services for people with autism, their caregivers and their families.

In addition to raising autism awareness, the goal of the ACNS is to provide resources to educate and help with advocacy on the behalf of children with autism living in Nepal. In order to accomplish these actions, it is very important for ACNS to collaborate with organizations like ICare4Autism in order to share information and resources.

By making your tax-deductible donation to ICare4Autism’s Nepal Initiative, you are lifting the spirits of young people in this beautiful country who are relying on generous support from people like you.


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