Autism in Iran


Iran has a population of around 79m (est 2012) and a land area just smaller than Alaska making it:

  • The 18th most populous country in the world (est 2012)
  • The 18th largest country by land area

This means that Iran’s Autistic population could be as high as 900,000 (1:88)


Here are 2 videos depicting Autism and the Autistic community in Iran.


The first video presents some of the work of the Bavar Iran Autism Center

  • Much of this short video is presented by a fluent English-speaking Iranian reporter
  • English subtitles are provided during the Farsi spoken segments

We are told that the first ADOS test carried out in Iran was in December 2010.


Another Iranian Autism charity, the Autism Children Charity Foundation, is introduced toward the end of this video.

  • Founder Nasser Zojaji describes the objectives and mission of his Autism charity
  • @bavariran


Autism in Iran




Autism Children Charity Foundation

This charity provides the following daily services, free of charge:

  • Psychiatric 
  • Psychological
  • Speech therapy
  • Work therapy

The video is of good quality and well filmed but is presented entirely in Farsi, without subtitles.


Autism Children Charity Foundation

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Shackled and Crowned
    Jan 08, 2013 @ 09:02:34

    Thank you for sharing this. The first video was vey informative and looks like a very possitive direction.


  2. anonymous
    Jan 12, 2014 @ 14:11:49

    thank you!
    as an AS person, i have tried asking around in Iran about autism. no one could answer me. i was beginning to think that they had no clue or info about autism. Your info / videos gave me hope.

    ps sorry for my spelling / grammer.


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