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Saturday and Sunday - CLOSED

+92 51 549 - 1552

info@autismpak.com

Rawalpindi Pakistan

134-A, Main Hali Road, Westridge-1

ABOUT Us

Autism Society of Pakistan (“ASP”) has been established as a non-profit entity as a national umbrella organisation with a focused mandate for advocacy, fund raising, training, research, and for generally creating awareness about Autism in Pakistan.
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A MOTHER’S PERSPECTIVE

My son Amin was diagnosed with Autism at the age of two while my husband Suhaib was posted at Karachi. We hardly noticed any problem in Amin’s development during the first 22 months. He had no speech but I did not pay much attention to…
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DONORS AREA

Donors are lifeline to any volunteer organization. Autism Society of Pakistan (“ASP”) welcomes the donors to donate for the betterment of Autistic children and to add a smile to the parents. We thank our current and past donors for their generosity.
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What is Autism?

Autism is a complex neuro-developmental disorder that is usually detected in children from 18 months to three years of age. It affects the child’s communication, socialization and cognition. If the children with autism receive early intervention they improve remarkably well and many of them may go to the mainstream schools. There are no reliable data for the prevalence of autism in Pakistan. In the US population autism is seen in about one in hundred children and its incidence is gradually increasing. The statistics from South Asia estimate that there may be 350,000 children with autism in Pakistan. Unfortunately most of these children remain undiagnosed due to the lack of awareness and expertise in diagnosis. The parents often suffer silently and perhaps more unfortunate are the affected children who have to bear the brunt of the disorder and being mishandled.

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.

Life with Autism

Coming to terms with; accepting its acceptance in its self, are tasks not less than daunting for the majority of affected parents. However, with the right care and planning, parents can play a productive role in helping improve their child’s cognitive ability, and lead a more normal life

Helpful Resources

Information regarding school and centres catering to special children, especially those suffering from Autism in Pakistan. and International as well as local, Autism advocacy, support and advice sites and forums.

A Public Initiative

Autism Society of Pakistan (“ASP”) has successfully set up the Autism Resource Centre in Rawalpindi, which has recently completed three fruitful years. ASP aims to replicate such centres all over Pakistan, and hopefully establish a National Autism Centre. A dedicated group of people (primarily affected parents) in Pakistan and abroad have formed a focus group to take this public initiative forward.

Our Service Departments

Autism Society of Pakistan provides the following services under our various departments through highly skilled and professional staff.

CLINICAL ASSESSMENT

It provides complete clinical assessment of your child including many factors.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Complete occupational therapy is provided to the kids with specific needs.

BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION PLAN

The plan is designed to diagnose the reasons and solution of swinging behaviors.

INDIVIDUAL EDUCATIONAL PLANS

Children personalized individual educational plans are made and provided.

MOTHER TRAINING

Mothers are special and they are specially trained to help and enjoy with their kids.

ABA THERAPY

The service provides Applied Behavior Analysis therapy to the children with Autism.

PHYSIOTHERAPY

Physiotherapy is provided to the kids who need special physio treatment.

ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT

Child's academic level is accessed and recommendations are made to improve.

HOME PLANS

Comprehensive home plans for the children is made and provided for parents.

AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS

General awareness campaigns are designed and advocated related to Autism.

SPEECH THERAPY

Speech and Language therapy is provided to the kids with Autism & ADHD.

PSYCHOTHERAPY

psychotherapy is provided to the children with cognitive needs of therapy.

COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE

Counselling and guidance is provided for the parents of affected children.

STAFF TRAINING PROGRAM

Training of staff is provided in various subjects related to Autism.

ASP Centers

ASP is mainly serving and located in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Pakistan

14

Mainstream Children

100

Students Under Care

50

Therapist Resource

14

Service Departments

Our Motivated Team

We are pleased to have a dedicated and highly motivated team in our facility who are spreading smiles on hundred of faces through their commitment to defeat Autism in Pakistan.

Bushra Suhaib

CEO Autism Resource Centre

MA English Literature, ABA Therapist

Ghazal Nadeem

Director Autism Resource Centre

M.A (Special Education), ABA Supervisor eLearning, Registered Behavior Technician, ABA Therapist, CARDS Adults Program Certification

Aleena Bibi

Head of Clinical Department

BS (Hons) Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Clinical Psychology

Naheed Akhter

Head of Occupational Therapy Department

BSc in Occupational Therapy, M.Phil. in SLP/T

Sadaf Afreen

Head of speech and Language department

MS-SLP/T, Diploma in Clinical Psychology, BS (Hons) behavior Sciences

Syeda Tahira Batool

Senior Mistress

M.A Education, ABA Therapist

Fariha Azmat

Senior Mistress

MSc Applied Psychology, M.ed Special Education, B.ed Education