Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of developmental disabilities that can cause considerable social, communication and behavioral challenges.  They might repeat certain behaviors and might not be comfortable with change occurring in their daily activities. Many people with ASD also have different ways of learning, paying attention, or reacting to things. There is currently no cure for ASD. However, research shows that early intervention treatment services can improve a child’s development. It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you to our new website that we hope you will find not just user-friendly and informative too.

Vision: “A society where PWA enjoy independent and dignified life”.

Mission: “Empowering people with Autism to protect and, promote their rights and utilise their skills to have a meaningful and effective participation in the society”.

Goals: Achieving the following condition shall be the goals of ACNS
A condition, where there is;

  • Easy access of PWAs to health, appropriate education, employment/livelihood, empowerment, social participation, use of all facilities, assistance and support, reasonable accommodation, including all services, facilities and opportunities connected to their special needs as their rights.
  • Accessible, unbiased and accurate clinical diagnosis, assessment and therapies; for children with Autism
  • Adequate constitutional provisions, policies, laws to address the all human rights and needs of PWA.
  • Availability of legal representation and assistance to PWA and their representatives for full protection of all legal rights.
  • Equal access to and use of all facilities, services and activities in the community.
  • Sustainability of ACNS.

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Advocate for  Policy, legislation and its  implementation by continuous lobbying and provide training for person with Autism and their care givers. We will collaborate with National Federation of Disability Nepal (NFDN)

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: It needs continuous  lobbying.Needs strengthening anti-discrimination laws, policies and strategies; enable the full participation and leadership of people with Autism in all aspects of life; and shift the underlying harmful attitudes, behaviours and norms that limit them and their families. 

Theme: Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination
Year: 2018

This has been prioritized area of work of our organization , we continue to Capacity building: teachers and staff – Community, Head Teacher, Teacher and Assistant training and capacity building to introduce, deliver and sustain school wide inclusive education and pedagogic practice. Department of Education would be important partner.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: There is existing  inclusive education policy. We will support implementation with accompanying standards and regulations.      

Theme: Inclusive Education
Year: 2018

Ensure foundational skills like numeracy,literacy, vocation specific trainings for people with Autism . Find matching job, pre and on job training. Needs collaboration from different Business sectors .

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: Job Coach  and Employee motivation needs cultivation

Theme: Routes to Economic Empowerment
Year: 2018

We will join and/or contribute to the Global Partnership for Assistive Technology.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: Will research and follow national standards/guidelines and/or local adaptation of WHO  guidelines.          

Theme: Harnessing Technology and Innovation
Year: 2018

Autism is highly mariginalized and grossly less understood Disability. We would like to support Government and  others to generate disability disaggregated data in programmes, census, household surveys or administrative systems. 

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: We will lobby to enhance better  understandinfg of Autism so that they can get accurate recognition to this condition using Washington group question.

Theme: Data Disaggregation
Year: 2018

Girls and women with Autism are grossly prone to abuse and violence, we will educate girls for self protection and defence .  

Theme: Women and Girls with Disabilities
Year: 2018