According to a WHO report, nearly one in 160 children worldwide has an Autism spectrum disorder, which is a diverse group of conditions. Some of the characteristics of the disorder include difficulty in communication, unusual activities and behaviours etc.
These characteristics may be observed in the early days of a child but the diagnosis usually happens at a much later stage. Therefore it is extremely essential that the children get timely interventions that are based on evidence. This will help the children in improving their ability and overcome all the barriers that stop them from intermingling socially.
In May 2014, the Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly adopted a resolution entitled “Comprehensive and coordinated efforts for the management of autism spectrum disorders (ASD),” which was supported by more than 60 countries.
The resolution urges WHO to collaborate with Member States and partner agencies to strengthen national capacities to address ASD and other developmental disabilities.
The major decision in the early life of an autistic child includes the strategy used to avail all the basic requisites for him/her. Has the strategy been personalised as per the needs of the child? It is important to understand the various available interventions and choose the one which is best suited for the child.
Once an intervention has been selected, how to track the progress? If the progress is satisfactory the stakeholders should be able to identify what is working in favour. In case the strategy is not giving satisfactory outcomes, they should be able to identify the factors there also.
Parents, who are considered to be the main therapists, have a major role to play in the growth of the child. It is also important for them to know all the basic details about the various factors which act as a supplement and boost the development of the autistic child.
MedPiper Technologies and JournoMed in collaboration with Daffodil Health are conducting a webinar to help practitioners and families get a better idea of the right interventions needed to help the children in improving their abilities. The webinar will cover all the topics that will help answer the above-mentioned questions faced by practitioners as well as families.
Join the webinar scheduled to be held on 17th July 2021, at 4 pm, by submitting your details here. For support in registrations reach out to Soumya T S at firstname.lastname@example.org / Mob: +91 90800 78447. E-certificates will be provided to all the participants.
Dr Shilpa Rao, Paediatrician & Autism Specialist Bangalore
Dr Manu Arun, Paediatrician, Child Development Consultant & Author
Founder & Partner – Sri Narayana Child Clinic, Dr Manu’s Development Center & Empower Activity
Moderated By: Mr Amal Kiran, Founder & CEO Daffodil Health