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(Bangladesh) School for kids with ASD offers help

June 20, 2018, Bangladesh Daily Star: A school of hope for autistic children …The Unique Gift Foundation's school in Saidpur, northern Bangladesh, is a helping hand to families of such children. The Unique Gift Foundation is a non-profit founded in 2012. Its mission is to offer support to children on the autism spectrum, giving them the confidence to perform day-to-day tasks without depending on their parents or others. The school was the first one dedicated entirely to autistic children to open in the Nilphamari district, the highest ranked region in education in the country, 400km away from Dhaka, Bangladesh's capital…. A Unicef report published in 2014 estimates that between 1.4 percent and 17.5 percent of children in Bangladesh have special needs or disabilities—as many as 10 million children. …. The school's principal, Rubayatul Islam, says, “Children on the autism spectrum rarely like to interact with people of their own age. They might easily become angry and start a scuffle, so teachers need to calm them down.”

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