National Workshop on Training on Autism Certification tools held from 9-11th February, 2017; Know about Autism

Date: February 15, 2017

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“2nd three-day Workshop for Training Master Trainers in Autism Tools-INCLEN & ISAA” was organized by the National Trust for the welfare of persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, and Multiple Disabilities, a statutory body under Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in collaboration with Child Neurology Division, Department of Pediatrics, AIIMS, New Delhi from 09-Feb-2017 to 11-Feb-2017 in Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.

Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment inaugurated the Workshop on 10th Feb, 2017. Sh. N. S Kang, Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Sh. Mukesh Jain, Joint Secretary & CEO, National Trust, Prof. Balram Airan, Director, AIIMS along with AIIMS, New Delhi, Doctors, NGOs and professionals in the field and officers of M/o SJ&E were present.

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The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment notified guidelines on 26th April, 2016 to pave the way for constitution of Boards and issuing of Disability Certificates for Autism.

Know About Autism:-

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior. Parents usually notice signs in the first two years of their child's life.These signs often develop gradually, though some children with autism reach their developmental milestones at a normal pace and then regress.The diagnostic criteria require that symptoms become apparent in early childhood, typically before age three.