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Rishi Chowhan a young child with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Autism on a wheelchair with his family standing behind him from Left to Right- his mother, his sister and his father. Picture shows Singapore's Merlion in the background

A Wish For A Magic Wand to Shoo Away My Son's Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Hitesh Chowhan, 52 from Bengaluru, shares the challenges of bringing up his son Rishi diagnosed with Autism and...
Kabir Kumtha, a young man with autism wearing a red tshirt standing in front of a table and working with yellow and orange marigold or jhendu, his favourite flower to make torans or garlands

Torans Indicate Good Times Ahead ...And A Cuppa Tea

A chance order by a staff at his vocational centre became a business venture for Kabir Kumtha, a young man with autism...
Image Description: Nivriti on the right in a white kurta and red dupatta tying a rakhi on her autistic brother Nishant's wrist. Nishant is sitting and wearing a blue kurta. Looking over both of them  is their father in a mustard kurta and grandmother in a blue sari

"Don't Worry ....Be Cool"

is the brotherly advice from Nishant to Nivriti. As part of the Raksha Bandhan series, the brother-sister duo of...
Image description: On the left is Pranav an autistic young man in a red shirt, black hair and on the right is his older sister in a black dress talking of their relationship as siblings

"I Told Ma To Cut The Rakhi Because I Thought It Was Hurting"

As part of our Raksha Bandhan series, Pranav, 18, a young adult on the autism spectrum and his older sister Nikita, 22...
Image Description of Linish Balan a man on the autism spectrum with black hair and a beard

Grasping Conversations Can Be Hell For Us

Linish Balan, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, gives us an insight into how individuals with autism face difficulties...
Image: Left to Right. On the Left is Harshita the mom in a red dress, in the center is Sahil in a pink T Shirt and the on the right is the father in a green shirt

We Changed Schools Again and Again To Give My Son Better Options

Changing schools is a difficult choice and one not made lightly. But 20 year old Sahil’s educational journey made him...
Tanmay is a young adult on the autism spectrum and is wearing a black tshirt and a hat  and sunglasses and sitting outdoors on a green chair

Managing the Double A - Autism and Adolescence

An autism dad’s honest story of managing adoloescence and puberty with a positive attitude. Journalist Bhanu Pande...
Image: Anirudh, autistic young man sitting in a checked shirt and sitting on a green sofa and a green background

"Parents: Do Not Judge Or Assume Your Child's Capability Without Trying."

Anirudh Hattangadi is a 34 year old adult on the autism spectrum who works as an analyst, drives a four wheeler and...
Image: Autistic adult Pranav in a suit with his mother in a red sari and gold border

"Give Feedback in a Polite Manner, Don't Criticize in Public"

Pranav Kumar Rajgopal lives on the Autism Spectrum and works as a Business Analyst. Read his interview with...
Image: Roshan Orko Roy sitting on a sofa

I Like It When People Share a Place With Everyone (Video Interview)

Roshan (Orko) Roy overcame his motor control challenges to become an acclaimed artist with his own unique style. His...