EARLY INTERVENTION can help autistic children, Rehabilitation Consultant with Composite Regional Centre (CRC) Rajesh Ramachandran said at a parents’ workshop organised by the Parents’ Society of Madhya Pradesh For Welfare of Persons with Disabilities in the City recently.
Speaking at the workshop on the topic `management of mentally challenged autistic children’ Ramachandran said some of the prominent symptoms of autism are – children not looking eye to eye, lost in self, remaining insensitive to sound, light, touch and pain and so on.
Ramchandran said it was a neurological disorder noticed normally from birth till the age of three years and could adversely affect conversation ability, normal behaviour and social acquaintance. But early intervention can improve the behaviour of the children suffering from this disease.
Parents’ Society of Madhya Pradesh For Welfare of Persons with Disabilities Secretary Dr Abhishek Bais welcomed the participants while joint secretary of the society Dr Hemlata Dahare proposed vote of thanks.