RIAND Bangladeshis a research institute for autism and neurological disorders (NDD). The goal of the institute is to address the issues with NDDs that are becoming alarming phenomena in Bangladesh. The persons with severe NDDs are burdens on families and the nation. Early diagnosis and right intervention protocol may protect these ill-fated children from severity of the disorders.RIAND Bangladesh addresses NDDs from making parents aware to establishing NDD teens rehabilitated. We run awareness events and campaigns for inspiring people to watch development of the infants and bring them immediately to us if any sort of abnormality is noticed. We possess state of the art early intervention units in both Mirpur and Uttara campuses with 1:1 special education service, occupational therapy, speech therapy, physio therapy, hydro/aquatic therapy, multi-sensory therapy as well as psychological counseling.Mirpur branch is a seven storied commercial building of 17000 square feet floor space whileUttara branch owns a seven storied modern building with 19000 square feet and both are equipped with CCTV monitoring, back up electricity support, centralized air conditioning, hydrotherapy unit, sensory snooze room, sensory playground, sensory garden, space for indoor game, computer for vocational, Individual unit for therapy and residential service for The people coming from remote areas.RIAND Bangladesh is also a hallmark for academic and research excellence on NDDs in Bangladesh. Academic and technical collaboration with Department of Communication Disorders of Dhaka University (DU) facilitates us to run short and diploma courses for several stakeholders like parents, teachers and therapists. Moreover, DU graduates do their internship at RIAND.Trainings are regular phenomena here. Very soon, we will shift our academic activities to our third campus which is set on 4 acres of land in Dhaka. We are looking forward to launching bachelor and master degrees to produce quality professionals on NDDs who will contribute to the nation.
RIAND Bangladesh was founded in 2017 and only in two and a half year’s operation, we have graduated 31 NDD children and sent them to mainstream schools.
Cerebral Palsy asscoiation of Bangladesh (CPAB) was established.
Cerebral Palsy Association of Bangladesh (CPAB) set up a special school named Hope for Fly
I) Initiation of RIAND Bangladesh- eastablished for diagnosis, intervention and research on all kinds of neurodevelopmetal disorders.
II) Technical colaboration for academic, technical and research activities with Dept. of Communication Disorders, University of Dhaka
I) Technically collaborated with i Hear Limited, Kolkata for providing speech and audiology solutions for all types of hearing impariments.
II) signed an MoU Startup Bangladesh, Ministry of ICT for developing RIAND TALK an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device.
I) signed MoU with Danavox, Denmark for hearing aids.
II) signed MoU with Alps India, Delhi for hearing aid, cocklear implact and other hearing loss solutions.
III) signed MoU as a franchise with LifeCell Limited, Chennai for diagnostic, prenatal screening, genetic test, genetic counselling, newborn screening, access reports.
RIAND Bangladesh has 4 collaborations, among them two are from Bangladesh government and two others are from India:
In 2017, RIAND Banglaesh established academic, technical and research collaboration with Dept. of Communication Disorders, University ofDhaka. RIAND offers 3 month parents traininig and 6 month special teachers diploma course in collaboration with Dhaka University. Graduating students of the Department of Communication Disorders do internship at RIAND and receive hands on training on dealing with special children. So far, the institute has organized several events jointly with DU e.g. parents training, awareness program, graduation day, etc.
RIAND Banglaeh was honored to sign an MoU wth Startup Bangladesh, a venture of Ministry of ICT, People’s Republic of Bangladesh, for developing RIAND TALK, an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device invented by Engr. Sk. Shahin Rahman, Chairman of RIAND Bangladesh. RIAND TALK is a unique device to make speech-imparied disabled express their basic needs through app.
In 2019, RIAND signed an MoU as a franchise with LifeCell Limited, Chennai for diagnostic, prenatal screening, genetic test, genetic counselling, newborn screening access reports.
RIAND Bangladesh got technically collaborated with i Hear Limited, Kolkata for hearing equpment and all kinds of hearing solutions.
RIAND’s journey began in 2012 with the objective to meet the needs of persons with special needs. RIAND uses a multidisciplinary mode of evidenced-based rehabilitation. We also provide medical and legal advice to the people with special needs for better adaptation in the community.