'Autism is not a disease but a problem’

December 20, 2023 19:01 pm

CHITWAN, Dec 20: The Bagmati Province alone has a total of 1,253 people suffering from autism. Among them, 495 are in Kathmandu, 113 in Chitwan, 83 in Lalitpur, 78 in Bhaktapur and 77 in Makawanpur.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: In a recent event held in Kathmandu, Suresh Adhikari, the Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology, unveiled a dedicated program designed to provide essential support and care to individuals with autism.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: She has a clear rough patch on her right cheek that looks like a skin disease. But this three-year-old mark is not a disease but 'a gift by a small boy with autism'.  “He simply came around, badly bit her and did not feel sorry.”  One day, exhausted, she was in a deep sleep and another boy peed on her ear and vanished. She was vomited on her neck, put feces on her hands and legs, and thrown into weirdest troubles.

A recent study by Vanderbilt researchers of 11 counties in Middle Tennessee revealed that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were nearly 2.5 times more likely than children without ASD to be reported to the Child Abuse Hotline by the age of 8.

Sept 15: Drumming for 60 minutes a week can benefit children diagnosed with autism and supports learning at school, according to a new scientific study.

KATHMANDU, July 6:One child among 59 in the world has Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the report says. Nepal, however, lacks an authentic report about the number and status of children with autism in the country. It is believed that the number of autistic patient in the country is increasing by 15 percent annually.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (or ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition. Children with ASD have difficulty in making sense of the world around them due to difficulties with communication and social interaction.

Feb 27: A study led by the Boston University School of Medicine has eased speculative fears after revealing no link between the number or duration of prenatal ultrasounds and a child’s later development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: The goal was to make seven-year-old, Bibek, use a spoon to feed himself.