27 Feb 2013 13:45
There is still no official data of how many people suffer from autism in Nepal. The government hasn’t done any research on the number of people it affects, nor do they collect any information from doctors. Unfortunately the number of autistic children is increasing day by day.
Of Nepal’s 30 million population, a rough estimate shows that 300,000 people are living with autism and an estimate of 60,000 - 90,000 with severe autism spectrum
What autistic children need is therapy and treatment. Therapy can help them to feel and understand and respond better. Various treatment therapies such as art therapy, music therapy and occupational therapy helps autistic children to feel better.
In this video Kedar Ghandari, a music therapist talks about how he is using music therapy to help autistic children in Nepal.