The Shuchona Foundation will launch “Pracheer Periye” on April 24 during an online event organized in collaboration with the Center for Research and Information (CRI).
The Foundation took the initiative to translate and publish Beyond the Wall, an autobiography of renowned self-advocate, Dr. Stephen Mark Shore in Bengali titled Pracheer Periye.
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The online event titled “Pracheer Periye: Saima Wazed’s Conversation with Stephen Shore on Her Autobiography and Autism” will be attended by President Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury as the main guest.
Dr Shore and Saima Wazed, President of the Shuchona Foundation, will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Dr Helal Uddin Ahmed, Associate Professor of Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatry at the National Institute of mental health (NIMH).
Other guest speakers will be Jane Pearce, Country Director of the World Food Program Bangladesh, Adiba Ibnat Poshla who will share her experience as a self-advocate in navigating with the TSA, and Niger Rahman as one of the critics of books by Pracheer Periye.
Recognizing that no two people on the spectrum are the same, the book is helpful and provides insight into the life of someone with ASD, a press release said today.
The author of the original book, Dr. Shore was diagnosed with autism as a child.
His autobiographical account provides a rare, detailed and warm insight into the life of someone with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Currently, Dr. Shore is an assistant professor of special education at Adelphi University in the United States.
The Shuchona Foundation publishes Pracheer Periye in the hope that it will help deepen the understanding of ASD among Bengali readers at home and abroad.
Shuchona Foundation President Saima Wazed is a Registered School Psychologist, Advisor to the WHO Director General on Mental Health and Autism, and CVF Thematic Ambassador for Vulnerability. Currently, she is an instructor and clinical supervisor at the Adrian Dominican School of Education (ADSOE), Barry University, USA.
Pracheer Periye can be found on rokomari.com after launch.