Foundation organized a workshop at World Congress on Information Technology
(WCIT) titled, "Employment of Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder: How
can Digital Inclusion help us better support them in the workplace?" in
line with Shuchona’s mission and vision. The virtual workshop helped introduce
prospective and current employers to the unique characteristics of persons with
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as well as common procedures that will help
enhance the job experience of persons with ASD and ensure that they feel like
included members of the workplace. The workshop aimed to sensitize interested
employers to the unique needs of persons with ASD and provide them with an
overview of certain practices that will help enrich the experience of an employee
with ASD, as well as examples of practical strategies that will promote
positive interactions with employees with ASD.
designed the 90-minute session around the theme of ‘Digital Inclusion and
Equality’, moderated by Dr. Helal Uddin Ahmed. Speakers were Dr. Liliana Mayo,
Sajida Rahman Danny, and Md. Shahadat Hossain Khan. Nazish Arman gave a
presentation on Employing Individuals with ASD, based on a manual developed by
SF. The session was broadcasted on 12 November 2021.
Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) started in 1978 and is organized
every year (since 2016). This is one of the largest and most prestigious ICT
events in the world. The
ICT Division of Government of Bangladesh hosted WCIT on 11-14 November 2021.
The congress addressed the story of digital transformation of Bangladesh, its
achievements alongside global issues of digital space, along with an exhibition and programs on the
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to mark his birth