There are around 2.7 million people are affected by Neuro Development Disorder (NDD) in Bangladesh. These people having NDD are classified into four categories:
These disorders are quite different from other disabilities like blindness or other similar physical disabilities. However, we have very little awareness about these NDDs, which is creating a social barrier for their acceptance, and in turn, induct them into the mainstream of our society. But these people are can be productively utilized in various sector of the economy through appropriate training and skill development. ICT industry can play a key role here by developing these training tools and apps, which could make a huge difference in the lives of these people with NDD.
This could be an enormous opportunity for our ICT industry as the demand for such tools and apps are not limited within Bangladesh, rather this could be a multi-billion dollar market if we could take on the world market. We have seen many IT company in the international arena hire people with NDD not as matter of any corporate social responsibility but they find them commercially attractive.
This seminar aims at discussing these issues and through this we would like to build awareness in our society on how we can support the acceptance of these specially gifted people and find a productive way out for them.
|Speaker Name||Speaker Role||Designation||Organization|
||Guest of Honour
||Social Welfare Ministry
|Stephen Mark shore
||Board of directors, Assistant Professor of Special Education
||Autism Speaks,Adelphi University – School of Education, Special Education
||Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS)
|Zunaid Ahmed Palak
|Abul Kalam Azad
||Ministry of Health
||University of Rochester
|Dr. Gowher Rizvi
||PM of Bangladesh & Member of Suchona Foundation