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Home News Disability Autism In The Times Of COVID-19 – Can We Re-discover Our Humanity?

Autism In The Times Of COVID-19 – Can We Re-discover Our Humanity?

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Story Source: UNESCO MGIEP ~ Go to Original Article

With the COVID-19 anxiety and the ensuing lockdown, there are many long days. It is still early days in this crisis and none of us know for how long we will be confined to our homes as we begin to accept the ‘new normal’, hopefully for a short period. Parents with a child with autism are looking at a hill that’s higher than everyone else. April is ‘Autism’ Awareness Month. Read the latest SEL blog by Dr. Nandini Chatterjee Singh on Autism in the times of COVID-19.

The rampage of the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the invisible bond of a global family and the fierce lengths we are willing to go to protect it. There’s no “but” here. Families are the first places where we experience our first tryst with ‘neurodiversity’. To most parents, it’s a puzzle they struggle with all their lives – how can two or more children, born from the same set of biological parents, nurtured in the same home, emerge as such different and unique beings………..………………