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(India) Punjab: "First-of-its-kind" autism center opens school for ASD children

DEC 17, 2021, HINDUSTAN TIMES: CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR AUTISM INAUGURATED IN MOHALI HTTPS://WWW.HINDUSTANTIMES.COM/CITIES/CHANDIGARH-NEWS/CENTRE-OF-EXCELLENCE-FOR-AUTISM-INAUGURATED-IN-MOHALI-101639596826397.HTML

Punjab medical education and research minister Raj Kumar Verka on Wednesday inaugurated the Centre of Excellence for Autism and Neuro-developmental Disorders at Sector 79, Mohali. Verka said the centre is a first-of-its-kind institute in Punjab and will provide comprehensive, integrated and responsive services for persons with autism and other neuro-developmental disorders in India. The centre will also provide clinical services and residential facilities for training of parents besides a school for children. Dr BR Ambedkar State Institute of Medical Sciences in Mohali has been entrusted with the responsibility to manage the centre. A multidisciplinary specialists’ team, including paediatricians, psychiatrists, occupational and physical therapists, will also be available at the centre, said the minister….