1. AUTISM has been included as a disability in the new PWD Act - Modi Govt passed the New PWD Bill in Dec 2016
2. Adult prompters have been approved for students with Autism during testing. (instead of junior scribes)
Met & convinced MHRD & MSJE ministers since Mr.Sibal, Mr.Wasnik's period till date. Completely convinced Mrs.Irani's & Mr.Thawarchand's all crucial secretaries (IAS officers) including Ms.Ikongla Zamir (PS to MHRD) about the need of Modified Testing Methodology & Right Exam Accommodations (non-descriptive question paper & Adult prompters), by ALL educational boards including CBSE, ICSE, State boards, NIOS & Open Universities for students with Autism. Hand out given to Mrs.Irani & Mr.Thawarchand:
With the constant and tireless efforts of many of us, the newly drafted PWD Bill became an Act in Dec 2016.
The New PWD Act has listed 21 different abilities instead of 7, among which ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) is also listed.