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Mahindra United World College India

EducationPune, India
About: Mahindra United World College India is a(n) education organization based out in Pune, India. It is known for research contribution in the topic(s): Political theatre & Autism. The organization has 2 authors who have published 3 publication(s) receiving 13 citation(s). The organization is also known as: UWC Mahindra College.
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TL;DR: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a pandemic faced with the world society for the first time in a century and there is a lack of awareness about the disease and how to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Abstract: Background: For the first time in a century, the world society is faced with the pandemic which is the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). There is a lack of information to address the challenges and needs of families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ASD is known to significantly affect the daily lives of diagnosed individuals and their families. The strict restriction of movement possibly creates new under-studied conditions even for families with typically developing children. The conditions affecting those diagnosed with ASD are likely more prevalent and pronounced. Aim: The aim of this study is to provide a comprehensive exploration of challenges experienced by parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Serbia during the COVID-19 pandemic and police lockdown. Subjects and Methods: Participants completed the “Autism and COVID-19” survey, which is designed for parents and primary caregivers of children diagnosed with ASD. A sample of 85 parents completed survey in this study. This sample was recruited from patient databases, the parents' association (NGOs), the specialized schools, as well as a stratified method of survey delivery (i.e. parent to parent). The study began 7 days after the introduction of the police lockdown in Serbia and last next 7 days. Results: Total of 85 parents completed the questionnaire. We analyzed data of parents' concerns related to pandemic and state of emergency, and also about medical and additional services, home help or additional education relevant to their child's needs, feeling of helplessness and discrimination, overall satisfaction with the support, main challenges related to the child's behaviour and challenges that parents face in receiving the support for the child. Conclusions: The survey revealed a lack of support, feelings of helplessness, various challenges and needs amongst parents which, although present before, have become more prominent during emergency state. At the beginning of police lockdown, most parents of children diagnosed with ASD handle their children on their own, which suggests that the government needs better plans and strategies for future similar situations. Funding Statement: None. Declaration of Interests: None. Ethics Approval Statement: The study procedures were carried out in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki, and approvals of the Ethical Committee of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Belgrade. All participants were informed about the study, and all provided informed consent via online system.

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Abstract: As an academic exploration that also engages with the idea of performative writing, this article deals with the notion of responsibility when making theatre with/for communities that have known violent conflict. Rooted in an acknowledgment that form is as powerful as content, the form in which this article has been written aims to symbolise the sheer plurality of ideas that underlie the creation of theatre in times and places of war. Making theatre in conflict/post-conflict zones is by no means simple. However, in its lack of simplicity, in the many nuances to its responsibility, there is much for the theatre artist and spectator to learn. There are two texts in this article: one involving a discussion of projects in northern Uganda and Rwanda that use theatre in war-stricken communities; the other is a set of notes on a workshop/performance in Nagaland (a state in north-eastern India). These symbiotic experiences have led to the exploration of a set of performance practices that I call a theatre of doubt...

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Abstract: In Kashmir, where the act of performing a script-based play on a proscenium stage is still seen by many as a controversial gesture, Cages involved the devised creation of a site responsive and immersive performance that placed two spectators, literally, in the shoes of an(Other). The potential of these forms of spectatorship, as explored in this article, lies in its ability to trouble ‘cultivated delusions of singularity’ By drawing from Erica Fischer-Lichte's approach to the aesthetic experience, Laura Edmondson's ideas on discomfort and James Thompson's thoughts on bewilderment, this article analyses instances and techniques from the creation and performance of Cages. Through this analysis, the article considers the many singular identities that Cages troubled – that of an authoritarian director, that of a dominant narrative and that of the space between Self and Other.

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Matija Stankovic2213
Nandita Dinesh122
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