Autism in spotlight.ALTERNATIVE therapies for tackling autism autism (ô`tĭzəm), developmental disability resulting from a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain. It is characterized by the abnormal development of communication skills, social skills, and reasoning. and educational intervention strategies will come under the spotlight at a conference opening in Bahrain today.
The three-day event three-day event
a competition in the pleasure horse sport comprising usually one day each for dressage, cross country and show jumping. , from 8.30am to 4pm daily, is organised by the Bahrain Society for Children with Behavioural Adj. 1. behavioural - of or relating to behavior; "behavioral sciences"
behavioral and Communication Difficulties (BSCBCD) at the Sheraton Hotel. The Second International Conference Untangle Autism will feature talks from experts on bio-medical and educational intervention, current intervention methods, resources for recovery, advocacy and education.
The event is aimed at parents, educators, paediatricians, therapists and anyone involved in the life of an autistic autistic /au·tis·tic/ (aw-tis´tik) characterized by or pertaining to autism. child.
BSCBCD vice-president Sumaya Hussain said the conference could not come at a better time. "Autistic children and their parents face greater challenges than other able-bodied children," she said.
"The demand for research and assistance for this particular disorder has risen sharply."
Figures show one in 150 people are diagnosed with the condition, making it more common than paediatric Adj. 1. paediatric - of or relating to the medical care of children; "pediatric dentist"
pediatric cancer and Aids combined.
It is four times more likely to strike boys than girls.
The Global Banking Corporation is sponsoring the conference as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme. For more information, visit www.childbehavior.org/home.html.
Autism speaks Autism Speaks is a New York City-based advocacy organization, founded in February 2005 by Bob Wright, Vice Chairman of General Electric, and his wife Suzanne, to improve public awareness about autism and to promote autism research. and world must listen - 11
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