Aaditya: A Family'S Journey With Autism (English, Paperback, Madhuri Lele)

In India, persons with disabilities comprise at least 4 to 8 percent of the population. Children who are differently-abled are subject to multiple deprivations. Born 'different' from the rest of us their families and caregivers also go through lot of stress and challenges. This ultimately leads to discriminatory practices towards these children. We need to create awareness, remove attitudinal barriers among communities and provide a dignified life for children and people with disabilities. We have to remove the stigma associated with accepting anyone who is different from us. This is the first step in enabling an inclusive society. The story of Aaditya is work of fiction that brings home the reality and struggle actually faced by people with disabilities and their families as well.