Autism: We care, we change!
One decade has passed since the new millennium began, still lot of us are ignorant and sometimes unaware of the basic concept of Autism. It is good that Centre for Neurodevelopment and Autism in Children or CNAC has at last (at BSMMU) started its function in Bangladesh.
Autism is a developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. It is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain, impacting development in the areas of social interaction and communication skills.
Both children and adults with autism typically show difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities. One should keep in mind that autism is a spectrum disorder which means it affects each individual differently and at varying degrees — this is why early diagnosis is so crucial. By learning the signs, a child can begin to benefit from one of the many specialised intervention programmes. A dynamic management approach may lessen the liability of this sickness.
Recently CNAC has started creating awareness and trying to train up concerned people while giving the public a chance to share their stories through different ways which includes their website as well. Today our Honourable Prime Minister is going to inaugurate their first international conference. Let's join and 'help change Bangladesh'.