Autistic girl leaves no stone unturned, scores an impressive 76.4 per cent
Nehal Tiwari, an autistic student at Gopi Birla School in Malabar, scored an impressive 76.4 percent on the CBSE class XII exams. Nehal, a science student is highly functional autism (HFA), which means that his cognitive abilities are higher than those of other autistic children.
At age three, his parents realized that he had trouble speaking. Soon after, he was diagnosed with autism. “We worked on her speech with the help of a speech therapist.” The therapy helped her and is now able to speak well. She understood and grabbed subjects like Physics and Mathematics well, which helped her to do her exams, “said Seema Tiwari, mother of Nehal, occupation engineer. Nehal scored 85 points in Physics and his goal is to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (IT) in Mumbai St Xaviers College.
“We are very happy that his efforts have paid off. He studied very hard and is a very special child,” said his mother. Nehal is also a good painter and loves to play the keyboard.