A three day workshop on Autism Spectrum Disorder, was conducted in the Dept. of Pediatrics, GMC Srinagar. The workshop was inaugurated by the worthy Principal/ Dean,GMC Srinagar, Prof. Samia Rashid.
It is estimated that 1 in 160 children have ASD (WHO) and early diagnosis and intervention has been proven to be very effective in children with Autism spectrum.
The theme of the workshop was to identify and intervene these children at the earliest by the multidisciplinary team.Participants across the valley from different rehabilitative services participated in the workshop. Eminent Faculty from Dept. Of Pediatrics and Psychiatry deliberated and imparted skillful knowledge to the participants.
It was under the able guidance of HOD, Pediatrics, Prof. Muzafar Jan and Nodal officer Prof. Khurshid Ahmad, that such workshop, first of its kind, was organised.
The valedictory function took place on 20th December and Mission Director NHM, Choudhary Mohd Yasin (IAS) graced the occasion, who also stressed the need for awareness and Early intervention of such type of disorders