To increase awareness about autism and establish the right of autistic children, the 12th World Autism Awareness Day was observed in Bangladesh as well as worldwide on 2nd April.
The theme of this year's Autism Awareness Day is ‘Assistive Technologies, Active Participation’.
Society of Speech and Language Therapist (SSLT), Bangladesh Therapy and Rehabilitation Foundation, Bangladesh Occupational Therapy Association and ten other social welfare organizations jointly arranged a public procession on 1st April to mark the day.
The procession started from the Tokyo Square and ended at Adabor Thana via Shamoli Ring Road. Alhaj Mohammad Sadek Khan, MP, Dhaka-13 inaugurated the programme.
“Autism is a developmental problem. Autistic children are usually disabled to communicate with others properly.” said Fida Al Shams, President, Society of Speech and Language Therapist. He also added that, “Therapist completing the 5 year long Bachelor of Science on Speech and Language Therapy Program only can properly prescribe and suggest the supporting technologies for autistic child.”
About 1500 people joined the procession.
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