Centre for Autism India (CAI) is a non-governmental charitable organization registered under the government of India Act . CAI has been working among children with developmental disabilities since 2004. In the global perspective, Centre for disease Control 2013, estimates that in every 50 school children diagnosed with ASD- there is an 1.16% increase. India’s population of more than one billion, the second largest in the world is the home of 10 million people with autism and other disabilities, showing rapid increase over the last few years. . Hence this is an area that needs research, support and further action
Centre for Autism India is dedicated to helping children overcome the challenge of autism through innovative evidence-based programmes in educationView
One of the leading autism centres in India, we support children with autism, cognitive and otherdevelopmental disabilities and their families. With the helpView
National Workshop on Autism was held in Trivandrum on 8th, 9th and 10th August 2009 at the Animation Centre. The Seminar, Autism : Challenges and DreamsView
In the state of Kerala, the number of autism affected is increasing by leaps and bounds, but a clear picture is unavailable. The reason being lack of constructive and evidence based studies. Main areas of concern:
Collecting data on children and adults with autism, MR, Cerebral Palsy and other specially challenged sections at the grassroots level. Conducting training and awareness classes for special school teachers, parents, health workers, volunteers and youth in general. Initiating early intervention by organising medical camps. Facilitating various types of therapies for children with autism. Organising seminars, workshops and cultural events to enhance social awareness about the rights and privileges, and also the problems faced by the mentally challenged. Strengthening parents's networks and fellowships Ensuring legal and social redressal for human rights violations, torture and alienation against our specially challenged brethren.