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.
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…
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.
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
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.
ASP is mainly serving and located in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Pakistan
AREIC caters for the very young children with autism. The results have shown that the youngest children respond very well to
ARS is for children with autism who respond well at the AREIC but are unable to make it to the main stream schools. It also has
Students Under Care
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.
MA English Literature, ABA Therapist
M.A (Special Education), ABA Supervisor eLearning, Registered Behavior Technician, ABA Therapist, CARDS Adults Program Certification
BS (Hons) Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Clinical Psychology
BSc in Occupational Therapy, M.Phil. in SLP/T
MS-SLP/T, Diploma in Clinical Psychology, BS (Hons) behavior Sciences
M.A Education, ABA Therapist
MSc Applied Psychology, M.ed Special Education, B.ed Education