National Trust for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disability and Multiple Disability has organised 'Autism Conclave' at National Institute of Social Defence (NISD), Dwarka, New Delhi on 30th May 2023.
Various experts, professionals, role models and parents of persons with Autism participated in the conclave.
The conclave was attended by more than 120 Professionals, Parents of persons with Autism and Experts.
What is Autism?
Autism is a developmental disorder condition that affects both children and adults. About four times more common in boys than in girls, autism affects a person’s communication, behavior and social reciprocity.
Those suffering from Autism have serious problems with both speech and nonverbal communication.
Autism is a life-long brain disability that seriously affects many areas of development.
Signs and symptoms of Autism
The prognosis of Autism is a rather difficult task. This is so because there are several signs and symptoms associated with Autistic Disorder. Generally, a person is identified as autistic when they have difficulty communicating with people through the use of language.
Some main symptoms of Autism
• Inability to develop appropriate relationships
• Failure to carry a conversation
Treatment for Autism
- Timely intervention is of utmost importance in the treatment of Autism. Once the diagnosis has been made, the doctors, medical health experts and parents should discuss the future course of action. In a majority of cases, it is advisable that parents should be encouraged to take care of the children at home.
- Each Autistic person’s difficulties are different.
- In most cases treatment plans for children with Autism include structured, behaviorally-based programs.
- Medication is only recommended when the autistic sufferer shows signs of self-injurious behaviors such as head banging.