Prof. Dr. Hakim Arif, Phd
Prof. Dr. Hakim Arif has achieved PhD degree on Pragmatics and Communication from Technical University Berlin (TU Berlin), Berlin, Germany in 2011. He has completed MSc in Clinical Linguistics from University of Joensuu, Finland, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and University of Potsdam, Germany in 2007. He completed MA in General Linguistics, University of Groningen, the Netherlands Bengali Language and Literature, University of Dhaka. In 2001 . He is the Chief Adviser of Research Institute for Autism and Neurodevelopmental disabilities (RIAND – Bangladesh), He is also Advisor of Cerebral Palsy Association of Bangladesh.
Engr. Sk. Shahin Rahman
Founder and Chairman
Engr Sk Shahin Rahman is an MSC in Engineering and completed his MBA from a reputed university of Dhaka. He established an specialized school for Research Institute for Autistic children and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, wherein he has been rendering his best efforts for the under privileged children and people. He has innovation in thought and a patriot like Engr Sk Shahin Rahman is committed to establish the ideals of liberation war in our beloved country.He is Head of the Department of ISP and WEB in Square Group,associated with many Social and Cultural organization like –
President of Urban Community Developmeant -7,Department of Social Service, Ministry of Social Welfare-Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
DSS Work on Hearing Impaired education, Visual Impaired education , Integrated Education Programme for the Visually Impaired (Blind Children), Mentally retarded children’s institutions.
For providing education, training and rehabilitation, the DSS is running 7 schools for hearing impaired. Here 270 hearing impaired children are getting free food, logding, education and training. Visually impaired-ness is one of the major problems in our country. The causes that lead to this impaired-ness are conjunctiva and corneal infections, trachoma, malnutrition, venereal disease, cataract, glaucoma, injuries, use of surma/mypia, pox, diabetes, retinal hemorrhages, arteriosclerosis, etc. Poverty, illiteracy, lack of knowledge about health, malnutrition, lack of vitamin, hazardous jobs like welding, etc. are some of the major causes of blindness in our country. Due to malnutrition, a huge number of children become blind every year in Bangladesh. Due to lack of care, treatment, and training, the blind people live in a miserable condition. There is no specific survey of blind population and so it is difficult to indicate the exact number of blind people in the country.The National Policy on Disability 1995 and Bangladesh Disabled Welfare Act 2013-guarantee the equal rights and dignity of the Persons with disabilities including the mentally retarded persons. The said policy and act ensure their full participation in social and state activities .
Sk. Shahin Rahman did lots of work in his own concern like he and his professional team visited 40 districts out of 64 in bangladesh to create awareness on Autism and Neurodevelopmental disabilities, Celebrated World Mental Health Day for Creating awareness on mental health, Celebrated World Cerebral Palsy Day for creating Awareness on Cerebral Palsy and has been Started a Center for Autism and Cerebral Palsy affected children since 2017 for Special Education and Treatment.
Executive Committee member of Rogi kallyan Samity, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College & Hospital
Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College is a government medical school and hospital located in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. This medical college has been included in the Avicenna Directory of Medical Schools and International Medical Education Directory.
Founder and president of Cerebral Palsy association of Bangladesh (CPABD)
Cerebral Palsy Association of Bangladesh”– the one and only Government registered NGO in Bangladesh and for the first time ever. It is a certified organization under the regulation of Social Welfare ministry, with the registration number of Dha-09126.The goal of CPA is to ensure modern treatment – Special education-Rehabilitation to the children in need, along with raising social awareness on this topic.
Founder and President of PLAYDOCTOR
Play Doctor “, an Sensory Integration Unit and sensory Assistive Device unit were established under the guidance of CPABD. Our program has been in operations for over 4 years.
Suraiya Munir is a dynamic and unique educator for children with learning difficulties. Her expertise has prospered many lives and their families’. She is an Academic Staff and Team Leader at Dasman Bilingual School, Kuwait and a Visiting Instructor at Brehm Preparatory School, IL, USA. Suraiya follows ‘holistic approach’ of teaching towards the students’, preparing them emotionally and academically to understand and overcome challenges of life and solve them.
Suraiya earned her PGC and training in Education from The University at of Nottingham, UK and is currently working on her master’s dissertation in Special and Additional Learning Needs at University of East London, UK. Simultaneously, a trained coach for ADHD and Behavior Disorder
Suraiya has been working with children with complex learning disabilities mostly for Mathematics and Science subject areas. And moreover, has always stepped forward to speared awareness among different stages of society. She is also recognized for been interviewed for sharing her opinion on TV shows. Suraiya as been titled as ‘mentalist’ for her extraordinary persuasive power. Her enthusiasm, confidence, creativity, humor, patience…..all in all is a signature by itself.