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Support for Children with Autism in Tajikistan



"IRODA - Parents of Children with Autism Initiative" is working to establish services and support for people with Autism in Tajikistan. Until very recently in Tajikistan Autism has not been recognized or diagnosed and children and their families have been without appropriate support. IRODA is working towards establishing the necessary services and is striving to see people with Autism treated with dignity and respect as valued members of society.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Prior to the commencement of IRODA's work in Tajikistan, children with Autism have been frequently misdiagnosed and prescribed inappropriate treatment, which has been detrimental to their development. They have been without access to therapy or educational services that meet their unique needs, and a lack of awareness and misunderstanding in the community has led to children and their families experiencing stigma and isolation. This project will expand IRODA's work addressing these issues

How will this project solve this problem?

IRODA advocates for the rights and interests of people with ASD, and endeavors to ensure that they have access to quality services appropriate for their unique needs. IRODA is doing this by providing Early Intervention Services, running a program for children who are without access to educational services, facilitating parent support groups, working with the local education and health services, providing training, creating access to appropriate information on Autism and lobbying legislators.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will enable IRODA to expand it's pioneering work in the field of Autism in Tajikistan to ensure that there is early and appropriate diagnosis and access to necessary services and supports for children and their families. Awareness raising, training and advocacy activities will work towards creating communities that are understanding, supportive and inclusive or people with Autism.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $10,820
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $4,180
Total Funding Goal: $15,000


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Project Leader

Karen Purdie

Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Where is this project located?

Map of Support for Children with Autism in Tajikistan
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