Maj Gen Waqar Ahmed Kingravi HI (M), (R)
Autism is as common in Pakistan as it is elsewhere in the world. Most children with autism remain undiagnosed due to 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 being sick as well as being mishandled.
The past few years of ASP are a relentless story of team work by a core group of dedicated, hardworking and fully committed individuals. With the help of Allah Almighty we are collectively looking after well over hundred children at our four centres. We have employed and trained a core group of qualified therapists including special educationists, ABA therapists, speech therapists, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, and physiotherapists. ARC provides wide range of services including initial assessment, intervention comprising behavior modification therapy and applied behavior analysis.
ASP is providing substantial fee subsidy to over 75% of the children under our care. I am grateful to all those who are providing us continuous financial support. We do have an expansion plan for ASP that it is subject to availability of funds. I take this opportunity to request the civil society and corporate organizations to come forward and join us in this noble cause.