Today is the World Autism Awareness Day

Today is the World Autism Awareness Day

Today is the World Autism Awareness Day

Written by Staff Writer

02 Apr, 2016 | 8:05 am

Autism,  is a mental condition, characterised by great difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people, and in using language and abstract concepts.

Child psychiatrist at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital Dr. Swarna Wijethunga said that there is a high possibility for the condition to be present from early childhood.

She added that 93 children in the country have been diagnosed with the Autism. She also added that a large responsibility befalls the parents of children with a condition of Autism to help integrate them into society.

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