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Fitness-based picture books may help boost physical activity for youth with autism

The outcome of the study is a simple resource for workout motivation when outdoor fitness equipment might not be accessible for low income households and families

Published on 27th February 2021
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Meet Jiya Rai, the 12-year-old Navy kid from Mumbai who swam 36 kms to raise awareness about autism

The young girl Jiya Rai, a known case of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), dedicated the swimming feat, completed on Wednesday, to raise awareness about autism

Published on 18th February 2021
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Researchers find link between major mental disorders and gene readouts

The study found that mental disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder, share common genetic roots, but each disorder presents differently in each individual

Published on 9th February 2021
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Parents, please take note: Young children determine emotion by what they hear, finds study

According to the researchers, the findings may also provide new avenues to understanding emotional recognition in children with developmental challenges such as autism

Published on 27th January 2021
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Aim to dispel stigma, normalise conversations around autistic children: Director Shreedhar BS on 'In Our World'

Shreedhar said he initially wanted to understand the impact of music on special children when the piano teacher of his kids mentioned about teaching music to special children

Published on 25th January 2021
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This advocacy group has been working to make therapy centres a safe place for children with disabilities

Set up by concerned parents and stakeholders, TogetherWeCan has been working continuously to restructure the mental health process for special needs children

Published on 20th January 2021
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Being obese may increase the risk of mental health issues in teens: Study

For the study, the team involved 48 teenagers (73 per cent girls), with an average age of 15 and an average BMI of 42, which is severe obesity

Published on 20th January 2021
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Slow Clap: Why we need Gau-Vigyan as a subject to build New India

The Jersey Cow not only has no respect or emotion, but they also have no gold in their milk so it's not yellowish in colour 

Published on 9th January 2021
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1 of 4 genetic conditions put people at autism risk, even if they don't meet diagnostic criteria: Study

The international study analysed data from 547 people who had been diagnosed with one of four genetic conditions, also known as copy number variants (CNVs), associated with a high chance of autism

Published on 3rd January 2021
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Nothing, not even ASD, can stop Preksha Rajendra from creating merchandise with her art on it

Vani Rajendra speaks about how her daughter Preksha Rajendra despite suffering from autism spectrum condition creates beautiful artwork on various objects like mugs and coasters 

Published on 6th December 2020
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This 2021 calendar conceptualised by a DU student and a photographer, features six models with disabilities

Titled Oddity: Don’t Bend, Don’t Blend, it aims to create awareness and raise funds to help out NGOs that help people with disabilities

Published on 2nd December 2020
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Here's how Chennai-based HashHackCode is teaching coding to the differently-abled

HashHackCode's unique curriculum to teach coding involves student mentors teaching coding to the differently-abled

Published on 23rd November 2020
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How V-Shesh is helping upskill differently-abled people and making them ready for the job market

We speak to P Rajasekharan, founder of Chennai-based V-Shesh, which has taken to upskilling differently-abled people online

Published on 15th November 2020
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Understanding intellectual disabilities: The need to recognise children through mainstream education

Explaining how in our country, according to the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, there are 21 types of disabilities specified, he says that this includes intellectual disability

Published on 12th November 2020
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How this 25-year-old developed a T-shirt that soothes the hyperactive autistic child

As part of her college graduation project, Saakshi Mahnot developed a deep compression therapy T-shirt to help calm autistic kids. This is how it works and what it's doing for kids with autism

Published on 14th October 2020

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