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World Autism Awareness Day

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Imphal, 3 April: Relief Centre for the Welfare of Differently Abled Persons, Manipur and State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Manipur jointly organized World Autism Awareness Day –cum- One Day Conference of Right of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 under the theme “Towards Autonomy and Self Determination” at Langmeidong Maning Mayai Leikai Community Hall.
Dr. RK Kumarjit Singh, State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Ch.Operdro Former President Relief Centre for the Welfare of Differently Abled Persons, Manipur, Y. Iboton Singh Pradhan Langmeidong Gram Panchayat,  Y. Pashot Leima, Up-pradhan  and Y. Jadumani Singh, Retd. Principal Mayang Imphal Hr. Sec.School attended the function as Chief Guest, President and Guests of honours respectively.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. R.K Kumarjit Singh  said  April 2 of every year is observed as World Autism Awareness Day encouraging member state of Untied Nation  to take measures for raising awareness about children with autism throughout the world. The observance was designated by the United Nation General Assembly resolution. The day of observance was passed on the year 2007 and adopted on the same year.
Autism disorder is mainly characterized by weaknesses in ability such as repetitive behaviour in speech and communication  disabilities, absenteeism from social functions  and improper concentration on contact   eye during conversation. This asymptomatic disability is very difficult to understand  but tends to appear between the years of 2 to 3 years of age.  The rate of suffering autism is higher than male comparing to female.
L.Dhaneshor Singh said  that the differently nature of ability to categories a persons of being  disability  is increase from the 7 to 21 by amending in the parliament recently which  include autism. Those who want to get the benefits of differently schemes of government  need to get the different schemes of government need to get the disability  certificate from the concern authority. There is provision to get disability certificate  from the Primary Health Centre but there  may raise the certain problems due to absence of specialist doctors to determine physical disability.

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