Autism day observed in Faridpur

World Autism Awareness Day, a global programme was observed here today through holding rally and discussion meeting. The programme in the district was jointly organized by Social Services department and District Administration.A rally participated by children with various disabilities, officials and NGO people carrying placards and festoons was brought out in the town to create awareness among the people about the disable people particularly autistic. DC Sardar Sharafat Ali led the rally.A discussion meeting on ‘Autism Spectrum Disorder’ was held at the conference room of the Deputy Commissioner (DC)of Faridpur.ADC (Gen) Md.Abdur Rashid was in the chair while Sadar upazilla chairman Kh.Mohtesham Hossain Babor was the chief guest in the meeting.Civil Surgeon Dr. Asit Ranjan Das, educationist Prof. Md. Shahjahan, Diabetic Association secretary Prof SK. Abdus Samad, Physiotherapist Dr. Iqbal Ahmed, Awami League leader Mokarrom Mia Babu, Acting DD of Social Service ASM Ahsanuddin and NGO personnel Azharul Islam addressed the meeting.Speakers stressed the need for identifying the autistic children with more care because it is very much complicated to separate this genetically problem with mentally disable children.Speakers also emphasized on enhancing the communication skill of the autistic children carefully with sympathetic approach alongside the counseling of the parents and family members of the same children.The chief guest told the audience that the present government has increased allocation for the development of the disable people manifold for their well-being. The poor families of the disable people have been brought under government’s social safety net so that the parents cannot think the disabled as burden, he added.Speakers also thanked Saima Wajed, the daughter of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, for her dynamic role and contribution for bringing autistic children in the mainstream of the society. -BSS, Faridpur