Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that he is working on a policy that ensures the welfare of people with Autism.
“Today on World Autism Awareness Day there is global recognition not only of Autism but also the immense potential of persons with Autism. I want to assure parents and teachers we will have a policy that ensures welfare of persons with Autism and allows them to realise their potential,” the premier tweeted.
Today on #WorldAutismAwarenessDay there is global recognition not only of Autism but also the immense potential of persons with Autism. I want to assure parents & teachers we will have a policy that ensures welfare of persons with Autism & allows them to realise their potential.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) April 2, 2019
According to autism-society.org, Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurological condition which causes problems with language and communication skills.
ASD is defined by a certain set of behaviours and is a “spectrum condition” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees.
However, there is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and early diagnosis/intervention and access to appropriate services/supports lead to significantly improved outcomes.
World Autism Awareness Day is being observed today.
This year effort is being made to spread widespread awareness about autism and to break social, environmental and psychological barriers that come in way of an individual suffering from the disorder.