Support for Children with Autism in Tajikistan

Apr 18, 2013

Autism Awareness Month

Photos for Autism Awareness Month
Photos for Autism Awareness Month

The month of April is a busy month for IRODA with lots of time and energy being put into raising awareness about Autism.  In Tajikistan, people with Autism are often misdiagnosed by the health system and misunderstood by their families and communities.  Since its beginnings, IRODA has placed a strong emphasis on increasing knowledge about Autism amongst professionals, and developing understanding within the community of the needs of children with Autism and their families.

Already this month, IRODA has held an event at the Dushanbe Botanical Gardens for children with Autism and their families, participated in a radio segment about Autism, and hosted a party at the IRODA Centre to which they invited neighborhood children to join with the children served by IRODA.  Upcoming events this month include the showing of a program about Autism on national TV and a fundraising concert on the 21st of April.

IRODA has arranged for a number of Tajik public figures from TV, radio, sports, and music to meet with children with Autism.  Photographs of these meetings are being used throughout the country to portray new and positive messages of acceptance for individuals with disabilities. 

Your financial support of IRODA during Autism Awareness Month will support the organization as it works to see the lives of children with Autism changed through a more understanding and accepting society.  


About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.

An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?

Project Leader

Karen Purdie

Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Where is this project located?

Map of Support for Children with Autism in Tajikistan