Iran Autism in a Glance
The training and rehabilitation center of Autistic children was established in September 2000; it was founded by the help of some families as well as "Hazrat-e-Zeinab" Charity Organization which cooperated in providing the required space and facilities. In addition, the center is under the legal supervision and organizational supports of Isfahan Welfare Organization.
The training process of autistic children, their families and teachers was started in December 2000 based on the last academic achievements made by a pair of parents and some university graduates. After some volunteering attempts of some parents in training their children and a great amount of full-time endeavor, their researches outputs were presented in several seminars and confirmed by academic scientists and university professors. Finally in December 2000, the center started to be supported legally and organizationally by Isfahan Welfare Organization and certified as "the first training and rehabilitating center of autistic children" in Iran.
The center opening hours are 8 to 1 a.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. Its activities are as below:
- Occupational therapy section
- Music section (training courses of Guitar, Dulcimer (Santour), Org, Orf, Daf, Singing, voice therapy and anthem)
- Speech therapy section
- Massage therapy
- Computer training
- Theater therapy
- Profession training
- Group intervention
- Training sessions for families
- Training sessions for teachers
- Research section