Autism

Special food for special needs like Autism

Many individuals with autism have food aversions and sensitivities. Many also have behavioural issues that make mealtime particularly challenging. Researchers have found that children with ASD are five times more likely to have mealtime challenges such as tantrums, extreme food selectivity and ritualistic eating behaviours. Inadequate nutrition is also found to be more common among children with autism.

November 14, 2022
November 14, 2022

In World Cup tempest, an oasis of calm for fans with autism

The calm and quiet is a stark contrast to the roar of a World Cup football stadium. But it is quite deliberate.

July 9, 2022
July 9, 2022

Special food for special needs like Autism

Many individuals with autism have food aversions and sensitivities. Many also have behavioural issues that make mealtime particularly challenging. Researchers have found that children with ASD are five times more likely to have mealtime challenges such as tantrums, extreme food selectivity and ritualistic eating behaviours. Inadequate nutrition is also found to be more common among children with autism.

April 10, 2019
April 10, 2019

Start therapy early for autism to maximise benefits

My child does not talk! He doesn’t like socialising with other children. She avoids looking at me in the eye. My child plays with his toys in repetitive ways.

April 9, 2019
April 9, 2019

BSMMU approves to run a course on Autism and NDDs

The Institute of Paediatric Neurodisorder and Autism (IPNA) received the approval to run a course on Autism and other Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDDs) by the Academic Council of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on 1 April, 2019.

April 2, 2019
April 2, 2019

World Autism Awareness Day Today: The school of joy

While six-year-old Hridoy Khan was growing up, her mother Fatema Begum noticed that he needed special care.

January 23, 2018
January 23, 2018

Not a lonely fight, anymore

Shahana Chowdhury kept going back to the story of her 25-year-old son’s recent Hong Kong visit and repeatedly said how proud she was to have seen her autistic child along with 10 others win the best performance award in a cultural programme there. Her excitement was mixed with gratitude for Begum Nur Jahan Dipa, special educator at the Parents Forum for the Differently Able (PFDA)-Vocational Training Centre, who made it possible.

April 19, 2017
April 19, 2017

Ensure support for people with autism, neuro disorders: PM

Underscoring the necessity for all countries to support their most vulnerable citizens, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Bhutan says it is the responsibility of all to make sure adequate social and medical support for individuals with autism and neuro-development disorders.

April 2, 2016
April 2, 2016

Congenial atmosphere for challenged people to be ensured: PM

With commitment to create congenial atmosphere for people with autism, PM Sheikh Hasina says government is taking steps for taking care of orphan autistic people.

April 2, 2016
April 2, 2016

Hope for autistic children

ON the occasion of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, I would like to share my experience in bringing up my son Aadil.

January 26, 2016
January 26, 2016

Genetically modified monkeys may help autism research

First genetically modified monkeys with autism have been created in China, say scientists.