IAC to build a centre of excellence at Sirakole: Somani
    Kolkata, Jan 9 (PTI) The India Autism Center is
planning to build a centre of excellence (COE) at Sirakole in
West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, IAC chairman and
managing trustee Suresh Somani said on Thursday.
    "We have identified land at Sirakole on Diamond
Harbour Road. We are waiting for the final nod from the state
government which has been very supportive," Somani told
    He said, "This is not a residential project or a
resort but a centre of excellence where around 600 residents
will be able to stay. People who are connected with Autism in
some way will be able to pay and stay here."
    The COE would be designed to help autistic to manage
their disorder, he said.
    IAC will hold a three-day international conference
"Autism 2020", at the city-based Amity University starting on
    Senior psychiatrists from 10 countries including the
US, UK, Peru, Canada, Israel, Bangladesh would be
participating in the conference, he said. PTI SCH

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