December 15, 2016

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Myanmar Autism Association introduced at Mandalay

A speaker gives talks on nature of autism. Photo: Thiha Ko Ko
A speaker gives talks on nature of autism. Photo: Thiha Ko Ko

Members of the Myanmar Autism Association gave educational talks on autism in Mandalay’s Maha-aungmye Township on Monday.
The event was attended by members of Mandalay Region Maternal and Child Welfare Supervisory Committee, officials of Social Welfare Department, teachers from schools for children with disabilities, as well as parents and autistic children.
Specialist doctors including the association’s chairman Dr Myint Lwin explained the condition, which is a neuro-developmental disorder characterised by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior.
According to statistics, boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism and there are 67 million with the condition worldwide. World Autism Day is held globally every year on 2 April.

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