Learn Autism, the world’s leading digital Autism resource, is launching its services in India. The platform which provides reliable information about Autism to support parents with children on the spectrum, is expanding its footprint to India just before Autism Awareness Month, which commences in April.
To commemorate this important occasion, the platform is launching a social media campaign #MoveToInclude. The premise of the campaign is that while there have been some conversations about Autism in India by way of mass media, movies, etc, the awareness levels, and therefore inclusion, still remain low. Through its #MoveToInclude campaign, Learn Autism will encourage inclusion in several ways. As per research titled “Autism Spectrum Disorder – An Indian Perspective”, about three million people live with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) on the Indian subcontinent.
The campaign will lend a voice to everyone who is part of the Autism community – Autistic individuals, employers, parents, educators, and healthcare professionals including doctors and therapists – to celebrate their role in promoting inclusion. People from around the world who are connected to Autism have been asked to create short videos while elaborating on what Autism inclusion means to them and the difference it can make to so many families globally. Learn Autism is also encouraging the public to share their videos as a part of the campaign.
While celebrating those who are already taking significant steps towards inclusion, the campaign will also encourage others to employ Autistic individuals, promote messages around inclusion and share tips on how organizations can become more inclusive. The campaign’s simple call to action, then, is to move beyond awareness, towards inclusion.
Speaking on the campaign, Ms. Hasna Nada and Dr. Stephen Shore, the Co-Founders of Learn Autism, said, “In the past few years, a lot has been done in order to raise awareness around Autism. This year, we decided that it is now an opportune time to take a step further from just awareness about Autism inclusion. At Learn Autism, we have created an all-encompassing support community for children and their families on the Autism spectrum, and deeply understand their needs. By sharing our insights with the world, we are helping to make the transition is smooth and every child successful.”
Learn Autism has entered India in 2021, to spread awareness about Autism and spark conversations about Autism Inclusion in the country. The platform is the most trusted, accessible, and affordable destination to empower parents with knowledge so they can make informed short-term and long-term decisions for their child while helping them alleviate the worry that comes with uncertainty around an Autism diagnosis.
Learn Autism adds fresh content to its platform every quarter. Its wealth of information can be accessed through its easy-to-use app available on Android and IoS platforms. Users can subscribe to Learn Autism at a nominal fee of INR 1812/year or INR 151/month after a 3-day free trial. Aimed at supporting parents, caregivers and advocates, Learn Autism offers evidence-based information on a wide range of topics from pre-diagnosis to adulthood using bite-sized, on-demand video tutorials, downloadable workbooks, live webinars, community support group and more. Topics include early intervention, toilet training, managing transitions, how to play, going to school, developing social skills, speech therapy, among many others. In doing so, the platform helps parents provide the best care for their children at every stage of their lives.