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The Pakistan Autism Meetup Group Message Board › UN World Autism Awareness Day 2010 - Pakistan

UN World Autism Awareness Day 2010 - Pakistan

Qazi Fazli A.
Boston, MA
Post #: 36
This is where we post the information
Saira S.
Group Organizer
Karachi, PK
Post #: 686
Dear Members,

This is heartening to see that our group has come a long way in the lasy couple of years but with more effort we can achieve even more not only for ourselves but also for our kids who need it a lot.

The right sort of awareness and the right sort of knowledge is a very important step in our journey nut it needs some commitment from our members.

Worls Autism Awareness day is a big day for the recognition of autism. I know last year some very good initiatives were taken through our group to bring the limelight to autism. This year also we need volunteers to come forward and organize activities to support this very important cause.
Even if you are organizing a get together of parents to sit together and share their experiences , it would be really nice.

Please, come forward and play your part in this. I know that media in Pakistan has become very strong and with so many channels getting your event publicised would not be a problem. but we want the publicity for the cause and not for individuals.

I would again request everyone to come forward and play a small role. Its only together that we can make abig difference.

Looking forward to hearing from you.


Qazi Fazli A.
Boston, MA
Post #: 38
Official statement in support of United Nations World Autism Awareness Day 2010, by Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations. Click here to see it on youtube.
user 10502252
Islamabad, PK
Post #: 1
Good to know there are fews working towards this cause. I am in Islamabad and planning to start a child psychological centre, focussing on ASD and ADHD. I do have contacts in media but looking forward to support from all who have prior experience in arranging seminars and conducting training sessions.

Please email me for further info

A former member
Post #: 7
Dear Members,

As we all know that April is being celebrated as Autism Awareness month, so we have some programmes regarding autism awareness as Christian Hospital, Quetta and our group always try to arrange seminars and workshops regarding autism awareness, for the last 2 years.

Christian Hospital, Quetta and Pakistan Autism Meet up Group, Quetta, arranging a walk on Saturday April 3rd 2010 for Autism awareness and there are some other programmes will be arranged During April and I will update you about those programmes.

Due to some reasons we can not arrange walk on Friday April 2nd 2010.


Qazi Fazli A.
Boston, MA
Post #: 39

You can see the address of the Centre for Autism on the UN World Autism Awareness Day website, Pakistan's first official initiative (created with the help of city government Karachi).

Special Educator Roohi Maroof (Dip. ASD) will be interviewed LIVE on Geo TV Pakistan between 10-11 am today 2nd April 2010. Geo TV has a special transmission today with many speakers on Autistic Spectrum Disorders, including our own Sadaf Shahid, who did her masters in special education from the Department of Special Education, University of Karachi, and was an early member of the Pakistan Autism Meetup Group, before she left for another country.

Tomorrow there will be a walk for Autism Awareness in Quetta, organized by our freinds and members for the Quetta branch of the Pakistan Autism Meetup Group.

We will keep you posted with new developments throughout the day, as soon as we get information.

Qazi Fazli Azeem
Autism Awareness Activist
Qazi Fazli A.
Boston, MA
Post #: 40
I will be on Dawn News today 730pm to 815 pm for an awareness program regarding World Autism Awareness Day today
Qazi Fazli A.
Boston, MA
Post #: 42
Description: For World Autism Awareness Day 2010 in Pakistan, TV Interviews were given by local experts and educators in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Quetta. There were walks to spread awareness, newspaper articles and interactive Q&A sessions with live callers on the leading Urdu News TV Channel Geo News and the leading English TV Channel DAWN News, broadcast throughout Pakistan and all over the world through satellite TV.


Special Educator Roohi Maroof (Diploma in Special Education-ASD) of the (Karachi City Government) Centre for Autism was interviewed LIVE on Geo News Pakistan between 10-11 am today 2nd April 2010 and we will saw coverage of her Centre for Autism and children with Autism.

Geo TV also had a special transmission today with many speakers on Autistic Spectrum Disorders, including Special Educator Sadaf Shahid.

Szabist University's ZabFm 106.6 FM radio station in Karachi hosted a special show on Autism Awareness 7-9pm on 2nd April by RJ Hammad Sarfraz with callers and messages of well wishers from all over Pakistan.

Pakistani Asperger Savant Qazi Fazli Azeem was interviewed live on the English DAWN News TV channel regarding autism awareness in Pakistan and symptoms.


Christian Hospital, Quetta and Pakistan Autism Meetup Group, Quetta, will arrange a walk on for Autism awareness and will start a series of awareness programmes in April 2010 for community awareness of Autism.
Qazi Fazli A.
Boston, MA
Post #: 45
Pakistan's Events on World Autism Awareness Day 2010 are now on their website see in the P / Pakistan section

Special Educators Roohi Maroof (of the Karachi City Govt. Centre for Autism) and Sadaf Shahid interviewed live on Geo News for UN World Autism Awareness Day 2 April 2010 in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Qazi Fazli A.
Boston, MA
Post #: 46
Altaf Hussain, leader of the MQM political party, writes in the News English newspaper to support Autism Schools and awareness in Pakistan

Speech Language Pathologist Sadaf Shahids Article (The News Newspaper) on 2nd April 2010

Another Article in the News English Newspaper, this is by their staff writer in Lahore, refers to a seminar that was addressed by Dr Abdul Tawwab Khan, the head of the institution, Dr Asif Hashami from King Edward Medical University, Dr Abdul Hameed from University of Management and Technology, Dr Humera Bajwa, a senior researcher of special education.

M. Javed Pasha's Article in the News English newspaper on 2nd April 2010

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