LRC celebrates World Autism Awareness Day

LRC celebrates World Autism Awareness Day


World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated globally on 2nd April. It is a day to come together and learn about Autism and support people affected by it. This year the theme is based on “Inclusive Quality Education” for all. Under this theme, students from every background get a chance to go to school and learn the skills they need to thrive.

Creating an inclusive education system requires many changes in schools, wherein the teachers should be trained in inclusive teaching methodologies and school buildings should be developed to accommodate a wide range of disabilities and the learning material should be accessible.       

This year, the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) of Delhi Public School (DPS) Srinagar celebrated World Autism Awareness Day with great zeal, dedication, and enthusiasm. Though the LRC department has many success stories to share about autistic students, one outstanding example is the newly graduated student (with Asperger’s Syndrome) who is currently pursuing B.A. Honors in the Fine Arts Department at Kashmir University.

The event was kick-started by one of the teachers from the Autism department, Ms.Gousia, who gave an outline of the entire program. Ms. Erum of the same department continued the event by describing her own experiences while dealing with such students.

To bolster the spirit of the parents of these children, three students sang songs, individually and prompted a warm reception for everyone present.

One of the valley’s renowned Neuropsychiatrists and the chief guest of the event, Dr. Ajaz delivered a keynote and provided advice regarding the home plan of such children.
He also spoke and counseled several parents who discussed their experiences while dealing with their autistic children in various situations.

The principal of the school, Ms. Shafaq Afshan was welcomed on the stage to share her experiences and examples in order to boost the morale of the parents, teachers, and students.

The coordinator of the LRC department delivered a vote of thanks at the end of the event to all the parents, teachers, and most importantly, the students of the department.