Autism Awareness, Rohtak 2018
Association of child neurology (AOCN) and Department of Pediatrics, Pt B D Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana had successfully conducted academic activity “Raising awareness on Autism spectrum disorder” on 29th April 2018. It was attended by 128 delegates from various disciplines including paediatricians, psychiatrists, otorhinolaryngologists, clinical psychologists, speech therapists, early interventionists and special educators. It included 30 delegates from various district early intervention centres (DEIC) across the state of Haryana. These delegates were trained for recognizing, diagnosing and initiating the therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder. Registration fee was waived off for the delegates from DEIC. It is matter of pride that AOCN continues to train psychologist and therapist working at ground level at each district. This endeavour envisages improving the primary health care services in India. This program was inaugurated by Director of PGIMS Rohtak, Prof M C Gupta during the inaugural function. The overall feedback of every session was very good from each participant. The event was also covered in the local social media (newspaper). I thank AOCN for providing support to spread the awareness on Autism spectrum disorder across the state of Haryana. We look forward to future support and blessings from AOCN in our future endeavours.