World Autism Day 2017- Interview With Two Experts - Dr. Abhishek Srivastava & Dr. Deepak Gupta
- World Autism Day is observed on 2nd April every year to raise awareness on autism-related issues.
- Medindia conducted an exclusive interview with Dr.Deepak Gupta, the President of
the Centre for Child and Adolescent Wellbeing, who spoke about the autism carnival he organizes each year for autistic children in New Delhi.
- Medindia also spoke to Dr. Abhishek Srivastava, the WHO resource person for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
World Autism Day is observed annually on 2nd April, with the purpose or generating awareness on this particular disorder.
The first mention of autism in India dates back to 1944 when A. Ronald, a Viennese pediatrician in Darjeeling, presented a set of symptoms, causes and treatment for what he called 'abnormal children'. By the early 1980s autism awareness had seen a slow growth in India, although there was still persistent confusion regarding the distinction between mental and psychiatric illnesses and autism. ...