FAMILY STORIES

What is Autism in India like?

One of the aims of the AFA journal, Autism Network, is to provide a forum for bringing parents and professionals from different regions and backgrounds together to share their own experiences and knowledge.

Over the years multitude of ‘family stories’ have been featured in the Autism Network. These first-hand accounts of families of people with autism, as well as those written by people with autism themselves, speak of their journeys, their struggles and achievements, the strategies that have proved to be useful, and those which may not have been so. They carry a wealth of information and are exceptionally motivating with their ‘can do’ spirit.

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Link to specific Autism Network issue

Running the Autism Marathon: Choosing, prioritizing & implementing goals– ChitraVenugopal and GVGK Raju

December 2013: Vol. VIII, No.3

Turning 21 – IndraniBasu

December 2013: Vol. VIII, No.3

Being myself In conversation with Mr G- AchyutanalGuha

December 2013: Vol. VIII, No.3

Preparations for a wedding – UrmilaTaneja

August 2013: Vol. VIII, No. 2

Banking on Inclusion - UrmilaTaneja

April 2013: Vol. VIII, No. 1

Bringing Up My Twins - Sudhanshu Grover

April 2012: Vol. VII, No. 1

Meet My Hero - Neena Waugh

December 2011: Vol. VI, No. 3

Is tabletop work so important? - Sudhanshu Grover

December 2010: Vol. V, No. 3

Perfect Life – Monica Rishi

December 2010: Vol. V, No. 3

Forward March - Chitra Raman

August 2010: Vol. V, No. 2

Toilet training for Babu – Lillian Seenoi Kina

December 2009: Vol. IV, No. 3

On Autism… As I See It - RohiniMitra

December 2009: Vol. IV, No. 3

The Lighter Side of Autism: A Day in The Life 

December 2009: Vol. IV, No. 3

Open It: A Mother’s Perspective on Disclosure - Sudhanshu Grover

April 2009: Vol. IV, No. 1

Do I Tell my Son that He has ASD? - ParulKumtha

April 2009: Vol. IV, No. 1

Abhishek - The Artist - Soma Sarkar

April 2009: Vol. IV, No. 1

Cutting the Umbilicus - ShubhangiVaidya

December 2008: Vol. III, No. 3

Preparing Richa for the Onset of her Periods

August 2008: Vol. III, No. 2

Preparation for Adulthood - UrmilaTaneja

August 2008: Vol. III, No. 2

My Story - AchyutanalGuha

April 2008: Vol. III, No. 1

A Brother Remembers - KetanSonalker

April 2008: Vol. III, No. 1

A NormalAutistic Person - Indrani (Nano) Basu

April 2008: Vol. III, No. 1

Who shall we label as being different? - Satish&BhavanaSonalker

December 2007: Vol. II, No. 3

Memories of a Brother-in-Law - JanhaviSonalkar

August 2007: Vol. II, No. 2

Sujit -  By SusmitaKurup

August 2007: Vol. II, No. 2

My Brother Vishu - VibhuPratyush

August 2007: Vol. II, No. 2

Bharat - PadmavathiSundar

August 2007: Vol. II, No. 2

Autism: A Grandmother’s Perspective - TapatiGhosh

April 2007: Vol. II, No. 1

Parent as Researcher  -A personal narrative- ShubhangiVaidya

December 2006: Vol. I, No. 3

So What Does He Learn at School? - IndraniBasu

December 2006: Vol. I, No. 3

Basketball Stars

April 2006: Vol. I, No. 1

My Story - Inside My World - Emma Thomson

December 2005: Vol. XII, No. 3

“Comment " -

August 2005: Vol. XII, No. 2

Benzy and Her Music - Kavita Kumar

April 2005: Vol. XII, No. 1

A Different Kind of Hero - Janine Langella

April 2005: Vol. XII, No. 1

Reasons to Smile – Poonam Nanda

Dec 2004: Vol. XI, No. 3

Dating, Marriage & Autism: A Personal Perspective - Stephen Shore

Aug 2004: Vol. XI, No. 2

She's No quitter - Chitra Raman

Aug 2004: Vol. XI, No. 2

Home Truths About Asperger’s Syndrome

Aug 2004: Vol. XI, No. 2

The Gift of Teaching -  Debashis Paul

April 2004: Vol. XI, No. 1

AFA Sends Autistic Young Man
to Mainstream Life - Shakuntala Joshi

April 2004: Vol. XI, No. 1

Sachu- Anita Pradeep

December 2003: Vol. X, No. 3

My Life With Autism: Implications for Educators
By Stephen Shore

August 2003: Vol. X, No. 2

My Son Kartik- Chandrashekaran

April 2003 : Vol. X, No. 1

Understanding David - SushilaAilawadi

April 2003 : Vol. X, No. 1

Parent Accounts: Fear of Flying I - MinnaWadhwa

December 2002: Vol. VIX, No. 3

…… and Other Issues - Krishna Chauhan

December 2002: Vol. VIX, No. 3

Self Help - John Joyce

December 2002: Vol. VIX, No. 3

A Special Learning - ChaityGhosh

August 2002: Vol. VIX, No. 2

My Brother is Different - SwapnaThampi Nair

August 2002: Vol. VIX, No. 2

"The Problems I Faced in Implementing a GFCF Diet" - A Parent Shares

August 2002: Vol. VIX, No. 2

Integration In School - (Name withheld on request)

April 2002 Vol. VIX, No. 1

Autism, Joshua, The DAN-Protocol And Immune 26
-Greta Katz

December 2001 Vol. VIII, No. 3

How to Implement a Gluten Free Casein Free Diet at Home:  A Mother's Experience

December 2000 Vol. VII, No. 3

Zubin's Story - NasreenMazumdar

December 2000 Vol. VII, No. 3

Learning with Aadit - Shirley &Vinoj Manning

December 2000 Vol. VII, No. 3

How I Use A Social Story -Mini Verma

April 2000 Vol. VII, No. 1

Bottle Feeding - An Experience in Withdrawal
JayatiGhosh

April 2000 Vol. VII, No. 1

Kannu's Three Years At Home - SwapnaThampi Nair

December 1999 Vol. VI, No. 3

Note From A Father - Deepak Verma

December 1999 Vol. VI, No. 3

On Changing Unwanted Behaviours - Hema and JairamSampath

December 1999 Vol. VI, No. 3

Challenging Behaviour - An Experience  - Laly Patel

April 1999 Vol. VI, No. 1

Abhinav Accepts His Sister - Dr. Preeti Singh

April 1999 Vol. VI, No. 1

Christmas Party - InduChaswal

April 1999 Vol. VI, No. 1

Visitor From Mars - BhaswatiGhosh

December 1998 Vol. V, No. 3

"Namaste" - Kathy Lissner-Grant

December 1998 Vol. V, No. 3

A Date With the Dentist -

August 1998 Vol. V, No. 2

Travels with Vrinda:  Then and Now - InduChaswal

August 1998 Vol. V, No. 2

Training Your (Female) Child - JyotiRao

August 1998 Vol. V, No. 2

Challenging Behaviour: A Mother's Perspective - InduChaswal

April 1998: Vol. V, No. 1

The Lighter Side: Water Tanks and Shoes  - InduChaswal, New Delhi

December 1997 Vol. IV, No. 3

Guddu:  Our Special Child - RadhaPalchowdhury

April 1997 Vol. IV, No. 1

Slow and Gradual Development But a Certain and Sure Development - Seema Bhatia

December 1996 Vol. III, No. 3

Travels with my Child - InduChaswal

December 1996 Vol. III, No. 3

An Unfinished TaskBanashri Bhattacharya

August 1996 Vol. III, No. 2

Neel NowIndraniChakravarty

August 1996 Vol. III, No. 2

Sibling Concerns -  Dr. Indira Dhanasegaran

August 1996 Vol. III, No. 2

HarishSarojiniRao

April 1996Vol. III, No. 1

Notes from a sibling – Vandita

April 1996Vol. III, No. 1

Innocent and unchanged – Padmavathi Sunder

April 1996Vol. III, No. 1

“Our sincerest laughter with some pain is fraught”- Jonaki Bhattacharya

April 1996Vol. III, No. 1

Progress and Frustration: A mother’s account from Bombay

December 1995 Vol. II, No.3

A family copes with autism -  Dr. V. Abraham

August 1995 Vol. II, No. 2

Autism: one family’s story

April 1995