The Journal is a free-access, multidisciplinary publication of the Indian Academy of Neurosciences that aims to cover new advances in Neurosciences.It provides a platform for papers that range from computational and experimental work in the neurosciences to those that fit the interface between experiments and clinic.The Journal accepts research papers as research articles, brief communications, reviews, commentaries, book reviews, molecular images, student's perspectives on published reports in the form of journal clubs and people and views.It also includes editorials on Policy which may include intellectual property.
The current scientific scenario in India overemphasizes translational research without highlighting need to bring educational and training reforms that can enable such translational research. It is ideally believed that there are two cycles of translation, namely T1 cycle which is characterised by bench to bedside approach and the T2 cycle which is characterised by bedside to bench approach. Both cycles are complementary for translational enterprises and are key to raising the basic research investigations for societal benefit. The huge investments in biomedical research are driven by tax payer’s money and therefore constitute a precious national resource which needs to be moderated by effective and long term research planning of human resources.
The school is one of the contexts in which the child spends most of his/her day, therefore, the school intervention is key to improve the quality of social inclusion and the degree of child’s autonomy, increase and improve all the socially significant behaviors, and reduce their problems by setting up highly individualized programs. The implementation of the project required special training and constant supervision by qualified personnel who provided the flexibility to adapt to individual learning needs. Our goal was to create a strong network between families and professionals specializing in autism spectrum disorders (psychiatrists, psychologists, neuropsychomotor therapists, developmental physical therapists, and speech therapists) in order to offer individualized habilitation interventions within the family, social, and academic context.