Autism Recourse Centre Lahore (ARCL) was established in 2012 by Dr. Ahmad Faraz Bhatti’s father of child with autism, as a nonprofit organization. It started ARCL provides services to children suffering from developmental disorders. We proudly claim it to be the right place for your children who need special interventions with utmost care and attention. We are always striving hard to provide healthy, secure, fearless and conducive environment to children with developmental disorders. We have excelled in management of children with professional, dedicated and trained staff maintaining standards of child care. Parent’s confidence in ARCL is manifest for its expansion and growth with branches in Multan and Peshawar.
Ours is a nonprofit organization providing services to the poor and needy children at highly subsidized rates, ranging from 50% fee concssation to even 100% services. .It is working as a nonprofit organization .Matched with these services highly qualified professional staff is being paid handsome remuneration by the institution to ensure quality services.
The ARCL aims to become nationally and internationally acknowledged Centre with the distinction of implanting Quality services combined with outstanding outcomes through conducive learning environment experienced staff and efficient and friendly management.
We are providing all potential therapies under one roof for early intervention. Speech therapy which can aid with speech, language, communication and swallowing problems. Occupational therapy that can help to improve fine motor skills, play and self-help skills like dressing and toileting. Physiotherapy which can support with gross motor skills like balance, sitting, crawling and walking. Behavior therapy is a highly structured, scientific approach that involves behavioral management, attending skills, social interaction, group instructions, and academic skills, self-help skills.Behaviour therapy routines rewards to reinforce positive behaviors and get rid of unaccepted behaviors. We also offer training to support Parents and other caregivers for the psychological wellbeing of children. We are also providing music class, Art class and sports coaching.
Alhamdulillah ARCL has progressed a lot in these six years and we are on the path of success. ARCL has initiated remedial class to prepare children for mainstream school. Alhamdulillah, 7 of our children are now attending mainstream schools. ARCL conducts RBT every year under the supervision of Mr.Mansoor Choudry (BCBA) from Oklahoma, USA.ARCL has conducted 2 week long RBT training program for parents and professionals three times successfully. Almost our all the staff has done RBT. We have started free training for parents to understand their child’s behavior in different scenarios. ARCL has started to conduct lectures for its staff once in a week to increase their efficiency and productivity. ARCL has started MDT (Multidisciplinary Team Meeting), which is held once in a week. It is a meeting of a group of professionals like physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and behavior therapists who make collaborative decisions regarding recommended treatment of child. We assess our staff on a monthly basis through appraisal forms. The best performing employees are rewarded for their efforts. We have a membership with the National Autistic Organization, UK.
- We plan to build a mosque in the future which will accommodate both males and females. The children will also be engaged in religious activities.
- We are soon going to start an Inclusive Class for children who are not getting formal education.
- ARCL is planning to start Evening session after Ramadan.
- ARCL also has planned to start a separate campus to provide vocational training and boarding facilities to these children.
- ARCL will be providing Special Need Assistants in the near future for the betterment of kids in home setting as well.
- We are soon going to be affiliated with SOP
My son was diagnosed as a CP child at the age of 1 year. Initially I got his therapies from different centres. At the age of 4-5 Years, in addition to the therapies I felt a need for basic schooling for my son, so I searched for some inclusive schools. I came to know about ARCL. My son has been attending ARCL since he was 5 years old. He is now 7.9 years old. The efforts and energy of the ARCL team is outstanding. Now my son is about to join a regular school. Much credit goes to the team of ARCL.
“Autism does not come with a manual. It comes with a patient Family and competent therapists who never give up”. Dr Irfan Saleem, Sohar University Oman.
My son Usman Bin Irfan was diagnosed with ASD in 2010. He is now ten years old. We joined ARCL in 2017 due to the generous financial support by ARCL Lahore – a fantastic team under the patronage of Dr Faraz Bhatti. I wish Team ARCL all the success.
My son was diagnosed with ASD at the age of 3. After a few months of struggle, I came to know about ARCL. My son has attended ARCL since he was 3.5 years old and he is now 6 years old. The attitude and energy of the ARCL team is amazing. They have left no stone unturned towards the betterment of kids. My son joined a normal school along with a shadow teacher after 1 year of therapy. He is attending both normal school and ARCL now. Much credit goes to the team of ARCL. They taught us to live with Autism and celebrate it. Hats off to you. I wish ARCL all the success.
My son was diagnosed as ASD at the age of 2.7 years. After 2.5 years of early intervention at school he moved to ARCL. It has been 7 month since we joined ARCL. Therapists are working wholeheartedly to improve his regression. Alhamdulillah I have firm belief in the ARCL team. We will inshAllah be able to make him better and our goal is inclusion. Best of luck ARCL!
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