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Mariella Velazquez plays with her daughter Elisa Medina, 11, who has autism, jump under the rain in El Monte, California. (AP)

World Autism Awareness Day 2021: Theme, significance of the day

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2021 01:49 PM IST
  • The United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day from 2008 after the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities came into force.
Private insurance scenario is not good as they do not provide insurance cover to autistic patients or have a waiting period.(Illustration: Sudhir Shetty)
Private insurance scenario is not good as they do not provide insurance cover to autistic patients or have a waiting period.(Illustration: Sudhir Shetty)

Not enough insurance cover for autism treatment

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Revati Krishna
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2019 10:47 AM IST
According to INCLEN Trust International, 475 of 3,964 children (between the ages of 2 and 9 years) had at least one Neurodevelopmental Disorder (NDD).
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
NGO to provide low-cost counselling to mental health patients across city(Photo-Bijay-Hindustan Times)
NGO to provide low-cost counselling to mental health patients across city(Photo-Bijay-Hindustan Times)

NGO to provide low-cost counselling to mental health patients across city

Mumbai | By Aayushi Pratap
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2019 03:18 AM IST
As part of the initiative, counsellors will offer their services at centres in Chembur, Worli, Grant Road and Juhu to help adults with disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy and Down’s syndrome.
Not more than 10-15 schools in India are actually equipped and sensitive enough for all kinds of children.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Not more than 10-15 schools in India are actually equipped and sensitive enough for all kinds of children.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

World Autism Day: Need attitude change besides provisions

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ananya Barua
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 11:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times takes a deeper look into these challenges, with respect to the special  provisions laid out by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
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