Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of developmental disabilities that can cause considerable social, communication and behavioral challenges. They might repeat certain behaviors and might not be comfortable with change occurring in their daily activities. Many people with ASD also have different ways of learning, paying attention, or reacting to things. There is currently no cure for ASD. However, research shows that early intervention treatment services can improve a child’s development. It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you to our new website that we hope you will find not just user-friendly and informative too.
As humans, we cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by thousands of invisible threads. We are only a fragile thread and we are skillfully woven, we make a beautiful tapestry. It has woven a grand design that has taught us about autism, about our children and above all, about ourselves too. All this has led towards the establishment of Autism Care Nepal Society ( ACNS)
ACNS is non- profit parent driven organization where we have group of passionate and dedicated parents from wider horizon. ACNS is not only serving different services for children with Autism but has been the platform for parents to share to feel belonging and the hope for their child’s future.
ACNS has thrived to raise awareness in Nationwide level through multi media . Advocacy among relevant stakeholders has been ongoing effort to gain Rights of person with Autism. Training services, Human Resource Development is of utmost priority to us. ACNS highly believe in empowering parents and care givers of children with Autism for which it runs parent child training Programme through the year . ACNS has recognized the importance of Sibling support to our children and have activated Sibling Network to run different programme for sibling support.
It also gives us immense pleasure to share ,The Gold standard Diagnostics ADOS ( Autism Diagnosis and Observation Scale) has been the first and foremost service started in ACNS in of entire Nepal. This has led us to become Referral centre for Diagnosis from different places of Nepal.
It has been a journey for the Centre since 2008. We started out without having much
knowledge on autism. Through these years, we explore and acquire more and more information about autism and skills to teach these special children.
We currently have around 400 plus family in our network. We currently provide Autism related services of various kinds to more than 60 children every month. Through our early intervention programme, we have been able to include students in Mainstream set up as well .The Centre hopes that these achievements can motivate and remind all parents that there is always hope for these children. In the near future, we hope to be able to provide appropriate programmes for teenagers and young adults with autism to learn living skills and
hopefully, to blend in with the community and take them to Job opportunity. ACNS has been successful in achieving all only due to the support and trust from parents of children with Autism. We are thankful to all the well wishers, families from the country and abroad for believing us and providing us with various needful support.
Dr. Sunita Maleku Amatya