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Educate society on autism to tackle issue, says doctor

Nagpur: Creating consciousness and acceptance of autism in society is the most important as one per cent inhabitants of the world today is born autistic and one lakh youngsters are added to the figure every year, said Dr Yashwant Patil, global president of Commonwealth Association for Health and Disability (Comahad) on Tuesday.
Talking to NewsTread at the sidelines of a programme organized by means of Comahad, Prayas School for Children with Special Needs and South Central Zone Cultural Centre on World Autism Awareness Day, Patil said, “I believe we now have come some distance in creating consciousness, but there may be nonetheless much more to do.

There is a large bite of society which nonetheless needs to be educated, from social staff to teachers to even paediatricians. People wish to know that autism isn't mental retardness, it’s a behavioural dysfunction that affects social talents,” he said.

Patil spoke about how early detection can lend a hand organize autism to an ideal extent. “Autistic youngsters show early indicators from the age of 6-9 months. If paediatricians are able to come across the indicators inside of 30 months, there are interdisciplinary therapies through which autism will also be controlled,” said Patil.

Earlier, ‘Walk for autism’ rally was once taken out from Sarvoday Ashram, Amravati Road. Over 120 scholars, parents and a few medical doctors participated in the rally with the purpose of spreading consciousness at the problems circling autism.

Later in the night, specifically abled scholars of Prayas School carried out more than a few acts and put up a way show in a cultural night held at SCZCC. Director of SCZCC Deepak Khirwadkar was once the manager guest while senior paediatrician and executive director of Comahad Dr Uday Bodhankar and college president Kiran Dive have been present.

Speaking in regards to the aim at the back of the global day, Dr Bodhankar said, “We are handiest asking for inclusiveness from society. Schools today can accommodate autistic youngsters and teachers and workforce can give somewhat additional steering. Only consciousness on such problems can make the society extra accepting.”

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