‘Autism is not a disease and the defect can be detected early’

Release of a booklet, distribution of awareness pamphlets and launching of signature campaign marked the World Autism Awareness Day at the Collectorate here.

The programme was jointly organised by the district administration and the State differently abled welfare department.

Collector Jayashree Muralidharan released a booklet on the easy workouts for the autism children and also pamphlets on symptoms for identifying the autism children and handed over the first copy to G. Radha, project officer, District Rural Development Agency (DRDA).

Speaking on the occasion, Mrs. Jayashree Muralidharan said autism is not a disease and this defect could be identified in the initial stages itself. The parents should carefully take care of the children from three months to three years and if they found anything abnormal in their functioning during this period should immediately consult paediatricians.