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Thehindu.com: Music as therapy

Thehindu.com: Music as therapy

Pooja Ramesh communicates with the world more through her music than through words. Pooja was a lively and outgoing toddler until life began to take on a different hue when she about 18 months old. Noticing that her developmental milestones were delayed, her parents consulted various doctors. The doctors told

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Thehindu.com: One autism case

Thehindu.com: One autism case

Only one autism case was found from among the 10.5 lakh people surveyed for communication disorders in Mysuru, Mandya and Chamarajanagar districts by speech pathologists and audiologists of the All-India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH), Mysuru.

AIISH director S.R. Savitri said: “The entire population of the three districts is

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Thehindu.com: Autism centre anniversary

Thehindu.com: Autism centre anniversary

A meeting to form the welcome committee for the 10th anniversary celebrations of the first autism centre set up by the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan at the south urban resource centre was held here on Friday.

The celebrations will comprise year-long programmes. Minister for Education C. Ravindranath will inaugurate the celebrations,

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Thehindu.com: Robbie believes he has Asperger Syndrome

Thehindu.com: Robbie believes he has Asperger Syndrome

Singer Robbie Williams believes he may have Asperger Syndrome.

Asperger Syndrome falls under the Autism spectrum disorder and is a condition that affects someone’s social skills.

Speaking on BBC Radio 2, the 44-year-old said, “There’s something missing in me, I have big blind spots. Maybe Asperger’s or autism. I don’t

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Thehindu.com: Children create awareness on autism

Thehindu.com: Children create awareness on autism

With story sessions, dance workshops and games coaching, summer camps for children in the city offer myriad ways of keeping your kids engaged throughout the vacation. But at Learning Alternatives (LA) Centre For Beyond School Experiences, a group of kids have been on a month-long ‘Make a difference’ activity to

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Thehindu.com: In the hope of a cure: can stem cells treat autism?

Thehindu.com: In the hope of a cure: can stem cells treat autism?

Two months after his son, Apartim Dey Singha, turned two, Apurba Dey Singha, a chartered accountant based in Kolkata, felt that the boy seemed to be manifesting “developmental challenges”. These included a marked reluctance to maintain eye contact, diminished communication skills and “hyper-aggressiveness”. After visits to child psychologists — a

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Thehindu.com: World Autism Awareness Day observed at CMCH

Thehindu.com: World Autism Awareness Day observed at CMCH

World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) was observed at the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH) on Monday.

V. Booma, Professor and Head, Department of Paediatrics, said that early intervention was necessary to integrate children affected by autism into mainstream schooling. Autism in children must be identified within 18 months from their

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Thehindu.com: Month-long campaign to create autism awareness

Thehindu.com: Month-long campaign to create autism awareness

A variety of activities were launched in Kozhikode on Sunday in the connection with World Autism Awareness Day that falls on Monday.

April is being observed as Autism Awareness Month under the aegis of the Community Disability Management and Rehabilitation Programme of Calicut University, the Department of Social Justice, District

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