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What is Autism? General Information and Frequently Asked Questions by Indian Parents

What is Autism? This is by far the most frequently asked question. Briefly, it is a severely incapacitating life long developmental disorder that typically occurs in the first three years of life. It causes impairment or disturbance in three main areas Social skills, communicative (verbal as well as non-verbal) skills and in their repetitive and restricted behaviors. Autistic individuals may...

National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development

National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development ( NIPCCD), 5 - Siri Institutional Area, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, is an autonomous organization under the aegis of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, was established in the year 1966 under the Society Registration Act, 1860 in New Delhi....

Cognition & Learning

Cognition is "the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses". … Cognitive processes use existing knowledge and generate new knowledge. The six types of cognitive processes are Attention Perception Memory Language Learning Higher reasoning. The processes are interdependent and occur simultaneously. *Cognitive Processes in Education Cognitive Processes in psychology are analyzed in order to help...

Locomotor Disability

Locomotor disability forms the major proportion of the total disability population in India. As per Current census 2011, locomotor disability constitutes 20.3%among all disabilities. The figure may come down after RPWD Act 2016, as some of the conditions that were coming under locomotor disability identified as separate individual categories like dwarfism, muscular dystrophy,...

National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Visual Disabilities

The National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Visual Disabilities owes its origin to St. Dunstan’s Hostel for the War Blinded established in 1943, which offered a basic set of rehabilitation services to the soldiers and sailors blinded in the World War II. In 1950, the Government of India took over the St....

National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS)

The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) is a multidisciplinary institute for patient care and academic pursuit in the field of mental health and neurosciences. NIMHANS is synonymous with providing high standards of clinical care, quality training and cutting-edge research in the frontier areas. Combined priorities for comprehensive patient care, manpower development...

Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC)

ISIC is the most advanced Spine, Orthopedic and Neuromuscular Surgical centre in India with the latest state of the art diagnostics and surgical equipment and a highly qualified team of specialists recognized internationally who have been trained in leading institutes of India and abroad. Indian Spinal Injuries Centre provides state of the art facilities for the management of...

Accessible India Campaign

Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) has launched Accessible India Campaign (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan) as a nation-wide Campaign for achieving universal accessibility for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs). It has the following three important components  Part A: Built Environment Accessibility An accessible physical environment benefits everyone, not just persons with disabilities. Measures should be undertaken...

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