AUTISM

AUTISM

July 7, 2012

A teenagers dream world project to help people with disabilities


At the age of 16, Shubhankar Jain, who is currently a high school student, has a lot more on his ming than just good grades or girls. He has a younger brother, Paras, who early on was diagnosed with autism. An unpleasant encounter with traveling with his autistic brother, got Shubhankar Jain thanking and this was born his foundation — WorldWeDream — to help people with disabilities. Shubhankar Jain says: “I hope to educate the communities in the world about people with disabilities and teach them how to behave with them. We need to help the people with disabilities achieve their potentials as humans. This is the aim and mission of WorldWeDream.”


While most teenagers spend their every waking moment grappling with the imminent problems of their age, Shubhankar Jain’s choices and unexpected circumstances he faced, led him in a different direction. At the age of 16, Jain who is currently a high school student in Cupertino, California, has a lot more on his mind than just good grades and girls. He has a younger brother, Paras, who very early on was diagnosed with autism. An unpleasant encounter while traveling with his autistic brother, got this young Indian origin student thinking and thus was born his foundation for people with disabilities, WorldWeDream. Determined to do the most he can for people with disabilities, Shubhankar’s foundation is just a few months old but already making headway.

At 16, most teenagers your age are busy battling grade grief and peer pressure, you choose to be a force of change. How did it come about?

My little brother Paras was born in 2000. 18 months later, he was diagnosed with autism. As he grew older, my family and I saw the communication and behavioral difficulties that he faced. We were blessed to find organizations in our area that helped Paras overcome these challenges. How-ever, our family encountered many difficulties when... READ MORE >>

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