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Autism
Opinion  /  Published 18.11.20

Formula for disempowerment

The department of empowerment of persons with disabilities deals with three legislations governing different aspects of disability, welfare and empowerment of the persons with disabilities. These are ...
By Protiva Kundu, Arman Ali in

Health  /  Published 15.11.20

Mind matters

My five-year-old son has been getting into trouble at school very often. He is a very sweet boy but very naughty. He doesn’t pay attention in class and doesn’t want to do his homework. Eve...
By Minu Budhia in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.10.19

Cheer for kids with autism

Barsha Deb would spend Durga Puja at home, stationed in front of the TV. But this year the 18-year-old got to visit a puja in south Calcutta, where special arrangements had been made for persons with ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.09.19

Debate on autism and inclusion at Jadavpur University

College students advocated the rights of individuals with autism at a debate held in the city on Friday. Students from 15 institutions from the city and abroad took part in the inter-college debate or...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 22.01.20

Dr Gita Mathai answers your health queries

My son walks on his toes all the time. Is this normal? Children sometimes walk on their toes but this usually corrects itself by the age of three. Habitual toe-walking after this age needs to be evalu...
By Dr. Gita Mathai in

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India  /  Published 20.12.18

Parliament approves autism bill

Parliament passed a bill to streamline the appointment and resignation of members of a trust that helps persons with disability to live independently.The bill, which was passed by Lok Sabha on Thursda...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 09.01.20

Lessons for family to aid child’s progress

Educating and training the families of children with autism will help the young ones advance better, psychologists and psychiatrists said in the run-up to an autism conference in the city. The trainin...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.03.20

Disabled women at risk

Women with disabilities are more vulnerable to abuse, disability rights advocate Jeeja Ghosh said in the city on Friday.Their parents often want them to take up jobs in a sheltered environment instead...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 17.04.19

There's a golden period of intervention in autism

The sooner the better ‚ÄĒ a formula a parent has to live by when bringing up a toddler. Children grow up fast but their brain or neurological development happens even faster, much faster than we reali...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Health  /  Published 17.09.19

Good bugs in the gut

We all think we are composed of human cells, but actually a part of us has always been alien, as we are colonised with microorganisms. Bacteria start living in our intestines soon after birth. These ‚...
By Dr. Gita Mathai in


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