Ashilin Mary Mathew
Having a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder is life altering. It can change how parents identify themselves, determine where and when they are able to go places, affect their friendships, change their social life, and affect career decisions. It alters relationships with partners or spouses and affects siblings.
A blog by Abhinav
A blog entry by
Dr. Samuel N. Mathew,
Executive Director, NISH, Trivandrum, India
Director, RIPMR, Thrissur, India
Early Intervention Teacher
All have dreams; dreams of their own. Nothing can replace them.
Like any boy of Ernad, my childhood also was filled with dreams.
I did my schooling in a village primary school in North Malabar and Secondary and Higher Secondary studies in a far off school.
I had had a fever two months before annual examinations when I was in the ninth standard.
After a few days I realized that shocking fact that I was unable to hear the voice of my mother.
For the first time in my life I could see tears flowing from the eyes of my beloved mother.
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata
Having consented to writing a blog, I was faced with the dilemma of where to begin…….with a lot of thought I decided to take the devil by its horns – how to define disability?