June 30, 2017

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Myanmar Autism Association (Mandalay) celebrates Autism Awareness Day

Children with autism and participants celebrate Autism Awareness Day. Photo:Thiha Ko Ko (Mdy)
Children with autism and participants celebrate Autism Awareness Day. Photo:Thiha Ko Ko (Mdy)

WITH the aim of encouraging people to take measures to raise public awareness and understanding of children with autism the Myanmar Autism Association (Mandalay) held a mass walk and education talk to mark Autism Awareness Day at the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in Mandalay yesterday.
Children with autism, their mothers and other participants who lend their time and effort to activities relating to autism awareness and care started to walk from a designated place between 26 street and 72 street. They walked along the 26 street until reaching the YMCA on 75 street.
At the ceremony, held at the local YMCA, Dr. Than Soe, a Mandalay Region Hluttaw Representative, U Kyaw Win, director of the Social Welfare and Relief Department, made opening speeches. Author Sayar U Nyi Pu Lay counseled to the attendees while the chairman of the Myanmar Autism Association (Mandalay) gave an education talk on autism.
Mandalay Region Hluttaw Representative, U Kyaw Win, director of Social Welfare and Relief Department presented documents of participation in honour of the event. One out of every 68 new born babies worldwide is affected by Autisms.  According to the  Myanmar Autism Association (Mandalay),  some 67 million people are living with autism across the world. The characteristics associated with autism appear during childhood.

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