IRODA 'Parents of Children with Autism Initiative'

IRODA exists to advocate for the rights and interests of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and endeavors to ensure that they have access to quality services appropriate for their unique needs. IRODA strives towards seeing persons with ASD in Tajikistan being treated with dignity and respect, as valued members within society. IRODA is doing this by: raising awareness of ASD and increasing understanding, amongst both the medical and educational professions and the general public, of the needs of children with ASD and their families. working with the government and other non-governmental organizations to provide appropriate services for children with ASD providing training on ASD in a r...

Now we have music lessons at school

Now we have music lessons at school
IRODA's move to be co-located within a mainstream school has opened up new opportunities, including being able to have lessons in the school music room. (view small | med | large | orig)

We love having visitors!

We love having visitors!
A big thank you to Renee, a speech pathologist from Australia, who came to share her skills and time with IRODA (view small | med | large | orig)

A morning at IRODA

A morning at IRODA
With the support of IRODA staff these young people have learnt to be able to sit down at the table together to work on an activity - something that doesn't necessarily come easily. (view small | med | large | orig)

Lots to learn in the kitchen...

Lots to learn in the kitchen...
Photo from Progress Report 'Let's Cook!' (view small | med | large | orig)

Learning new skills

Learning new skills
21 participants spent a week learning practical skills for working with children with autism (view small | med | large | orig)

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