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I am proud to be associated with ABA India, a not for profit organization engaged in studying and applying the science of behavioral analysis in treating autistic disorder. ABA India is organizing the 1st ABA Conference in India...

VVS Laxman
Ace Indian Cricketer
Good Will Ambassador for ABA - India


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ABA India is a not for profit organization supported by parents of individuals with Autism, practitioners and caregivers in this special field. I'm proud to be associated with the organization as a "Goodwill Ambassador"...

Gautam Gambhir
Ace Indian Cricketer
Good Will Ambassador for ABA - India


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I' m honored to be associated with ABA India as a "Goodwill Ambassador" for the First Asia Pacific Conference in Bangalore on December 11-12, 2010. I support the work that ABA - India, has set out to do in India...

Farouque Sheikh
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HomeWorld Autism Awareness Day
 

About WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY – April 2

 
Autism is a severe and lifelong disability that affects millions of children around the world with the diagnosis rate at 1/ 150 children in studies reported in the United States. While the prevalence in India is as severe as it is in rest of the world, an understanding of the magnitude of the problem and ways to help the affected problem are at best hazily understood by stake holders - parents, professionals and para-professionals, policy makers, educationists etc. ABA-India proposes, along with its many campaigns to align and work towards participating in the World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD). An introduction to WAAD, its goals and activities are in the excerpt from the website http://www.worldautismawarenessday.org presented within quotes below. "On December 18, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 62/139, tabled by the State of Qatar, which declares April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) in perpetuity. Her Highness SheikhaMozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned, Consort of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Emir of the State of Qatar, supported the campaign for a World Autism Awareness Day through the current 62nd UN General Assembly Session, garnering consensus support from all United Nations Member States.

This UN resolution is one of only three official disease-specific United Nations Days and will bring the world's attention to autism, a pervasive disorder that affects tens of millions. The World Autism Awareness Day resolution encourages all Member States to take measures to raise awareness about autism throughout society and to encourage early diagnosis and early intervention. It further expresses deep concern at the prevalence and high rate of autism in children in all regions of the world and the consequent developmental challenges.

World Autism Awareness Day shines a bright light on autism as a growing global health crisis. WAAD All Donations are exempted u/s 80G of Income tax act, 1961, vide Cert. No. CIT/FBD/Tech/80G/10-11/38/71/9262.

activities help to increase and develop world knowledge of the autism epidemic and impart information regarding the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention. Additionally, WAAD celebrates the unique talents and skills of persons with autism and is a day when individuals with autism are warmly welcomed and embraced in community events around the globe.

By bringing together autism organizations all around the world, we will give a voice to the millions of individuals worldwide who are undiagnosed, misunderstood and looking for help. Please join us in our effort to inspire compassion, inclusion and hope."
 
ABA-INDIA INTRODUCTION
 
 
ABA-India is a Registered (# 5207) Not For Profit NGO, & an Affiliate Chapter of ABA International, U.S.A. It is pioneering the introduction of “Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)” as a subject of study in India. It is an organization of professionals who have studied ABA abroad and are practicing its application in India. Certified ABA practitioners are also called Behavior Analysts.
 
What is ABA and significance of our work:
 
Applied Behavior Analysis is a subject dealing with the scientific study of human behavior and its application in various fields like OBM, Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Child Development, Education etc. ABA methods are used to shape behavior for bringing positive changes in society.

Application of ABA in the field of Autism has received overwhelming support in the scientific community. ABA professionals bring high accountability to the area of Disability with well defined goals and empowerment for the families.

Though India is in step with the world, it lacks the advocacy on the subject in the country. All behavior analysts in India today study Behavior Analysis abroad at Bachelors & Masters & level making services expensive. ABA-India has made presentations to Hon Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment and made an appeal to him to include Applied Behavior Analysis as a subject of study in India.
 
ABA-India Activities:
 
ABA-India organized an extremely successful First ABA Conference at Taj Vivanta - Bengaluru in 2010. The conference was supported by ITC, UB Group, Bank of Baroda, Spencers, ONGC, among others. 250 parents and professionals attended each day of the conference. The topic of the Conference was, “Application of Applied Behavior Analysis in Autism, Behavior Disorders and Education”. The event was well covered by print and electronic media. Mr. Farooque Sheikh, was the chief guest. ABA-India was also supported by Gautam Gambhir and VVS Laxman , the famous Indian cricket team players. The event was supported by 7 International Speakers from USA, Canada, UK, Saudi Arabia & Australia.

The 2nd ABA-India Annual Conference was held at IHC - Delhi in 2011. Mrs Poonam Natrajan, Chairperson National Trust was the Chief Guest. The event was highly successful and the Title of the Conference was Autism: From Early Childhood to Adulthood : Successful Data Based Interventions. This event was supported by 2 International Speakers from UK & USA.

ABA-India is involved in other ongoing endeavours like Translating an ABA book for parents in Hindi, conducting Awareness Workshops in Tier I & II cities in India for parents with children with Autism, Advocacy & training workshops for professionals, Networking with universities to begin an ABA curriculum.
 
   
 
 
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