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World Autism Awareness Day 2019:According to the World Health Organisation one out of every 160 children is living with Autism(HT Photos)

World Autism Awareness Day 2019: Significance, history and theme

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2019 06:43 PM IST
On 2nd April every year we observe the World Autism Awareness Day to spread information about Autism Spectrum Disorder and help the global ASD population lead a healthy social life.
The 340 million euro ($380 million) plan was launched last year as France lags behind other developed countries on providing basic education and therapy for children with autism.(Shutterstock)
The 340 million euro ($380 million) plan was launched last year as France lags behind other developed countries on providing basic education and therapy for children with autism.(Shutterstock)

World Autism Awareness Day 2019: French govt outlines measures to improve autism care

Associated Press | By Associated Press, Paris
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2019 11:22 AM IST
World Autism Awareness Day 2019 Today: Measures include opening specific classes at preschools and elementary schools, and putting in place teacher and medical staff training and research to better understand autism, a neurodevelopmental disorder.
Autism impairs development, communication skill, social interaction and is difficult to diagnose before 24 months of age.(HT photo)
Autism impairs development, communication skill, social interaction and is difficult to diagnose before 24 months of age.(HT photo)

Gurugram offers therapy and hope to small town families with autistic kids

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sonali Verma
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2019 11:26 AM IST
Private city clinics providing early intervention therapy help kids with autism spectrum disorder, which has no cure, live a better life by managing symptoms
Autism is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.(Shutterstock)
Autism is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.(Shutterstock)

World Autism Awareness Day: Social acceptance helps reduce impact of autism in kids

Press Trust of India, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 08:45 AM IST
The biggest issue with autism still remains at the grassroots level, say experts. Children diagnosed with autism need social acceptance to lessen the impact of the disorder.
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