Kreet: A Nepalese Boy With Autism

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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.

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A Nepalese boy's fight against autism...
Kathmandu, Nepal
By Rajneesh Bhandari
28 Feb 2012

Kreet loves to do his work on his own. He makes sure to brush his teeth before he sleeps.

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A Nepalese boy's fight against autism...
Kathmandu, Nepal
By Rajneesh Bhandari
18 Apr 2012

When Kreet was around 18 to 19 months, he stopped speaking the words that he had been learning. Sunita, his mother, could feel that her child was different but she really didn’t know what it was.

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A Nepalese boy's fight against autism...
Kathmandu, Nepal
By Rajneesh Bhandari
10 May 2012

Though Kreet's parents are medical doctors it was very difficult for them to diagnose Kreet's autism. “To add to the woes, being a doctor and living with pediatricians also didn’t help us to figure out that Kreet was autistic,” Kapendra Amatya, Kreet's father, says. On 28, August 2008 the parents discovered that Kreet had autism.

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A Nepalese boy's fight against autism...
Kathmandu, Nepal
By Rajneesh Bhandari
06 Mar 2012

Seven year-old Kreet Amatya is ready for his classes at 5 :30 p.m. He repeats what his mother says. ‘A’ for ‘apple’, B for ‘ball’, and it goes on an on.
The class is an unusual one however, because Kreet is the only student in the room, following his mother’s instructions and trying to understand her gestures, signs and symbols.

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A Nepalese boy's fight against autism...
Kathmandu, Nepal
By Rajneesh Bhandari
24 Feb 2012

Kreet is a special child. He is one among many autistic children in Nepal who are suffering from a lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder called Autism.

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A Nepalese boy's fight against autism...
Kathmandu, Nepal
By Rajneesh Bhandari
28 Feb 2012

For his parents Kreet is not a nuisance in the family, not even a problem, but instead he offers a different opportunity to look into life, to understand life and be loving and supportive to their son as much as possible. However, the general perception that the relatives and neighbors have toward Kreet is what really disturbs them.

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A Nepalese boy's fight against autism...
Kathmandu, Nepal
By Rajneesh Bhandari
24 Feb 2012

Kreet looks out of the window of the autism center where he learns things that interests him.