Health Desk- 7 July, 2019: Separate institution will be set up for ensuring overall supports to the challenged children for transforming them into worthy citizens, said Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation AHM Khairuzzaman Liton.
The institution will have residential, healthcare and educational facilities for the autistic children.
Liton said this while addressing at a workshop styled “Disability and Stressed Management of Autism and other physically and mentally challenged people especially the individuals with neurodevelopment disorders” here on Friday.
Inspiration Social Welfare Society (ISWS), a non-government development organization, hosted the programme at Shilpakala Academy Auditorium.
Chaired by President of Foundation of Women and Child Assistance Shaheen Akhter Rainy, the meeting was addressed, among others, by ISWS General Secretary Syeda Munira Islam, Consultant of Suchona Foundation Dr Nusrat Yeasmin, Assistant Prof. and Clinical Psychologist Tanzir Ahmed from Department of Psychology in Rajshahi University and Deputy Director of Department of Social Services Rashedul Kabir.
Liton thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her daughter Saima Wazed Putul for taking various steps in establishing rights of the autistic children and disabled people to ensure their education, treatment and other requisite facilities.