In effect of global corona-virus pandemic IPNA authority has started online school activity among teacher and students. To execute online school IPNA uses Zoom Digital Platform where teacher can deliver his/her session among students and their parents thorough audio/visual interactive system. This web enabled system helps to the parents to stay connected their special child to teachers. See Details >>
IPNA is a humanitarian response to address the needs of underprivileged children who have been suffering from epilepsy, cerebral palsy (CP), autism and other behavioral problems cannot attain the benefits of mainstream educational facilities. This institute also hopes that it will serve as the main resource centre for the disabled and autistic children in Bangladesh and in the greater South Asian region in the days to come.
To meet challenges, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University started a ‘Child Development and Neurology Service’ as OPD in September 1999 and gradually the OPD flourished with skilled professionals and trained staffs. As facilities for better care have started to materialize, the need for fully equipped facilities in various parts of the country became a necessity.
Decentralizing and disseminating knowledge all over the country starting from capital to rural and remote areas of Bangladesh
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IPNA Autism School for special children began its journey in 2011, with only a handful of children. With trained teachers, this school caters to behavioural disorder management and exceptional schooling for special children building on their strengths and providing a better and inclusive environment for each them.
From our school, we have shifted many to mainstream schools. We also train parents over here on Saturdays because it is certainly not possible take everyone in.
From 2019, we have decided to begin an outlet of a mainstream school here at IPNA, and if and when any of our students are promoted to the next level, we shall transfer them to the in-house mainstream school.
IPNA school is located at Block F, 6th floor BSMMU and the school is open for 5 days a week from 9AM to 1PM.
Dr. Shaheen Akhter, MBBS, MD is Professor of Paediatric Neurology at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is the Founder-Director of the Institute of Paediatric Neurodisorder and Autism (IPNA), the first institute in BSMMU... Read More