Seminar on autism awareness held

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Staff Reporter:

A seminar and cultural programme on World Autism Awareness Day with the theme of ‘Empowering Women and Girls with Autism’ was held here on Thursday.

Bangladesh Protibondi Foundation (BPF), Shishu Bikash Network (SBN) and UN Information Centre jointly arranged the event.

Executive Director of BPF Dr Shamim Ferdours, Principal of BPF Monira Yesmin, Principal of Kallani Inclusive School Md Jahangir Hossain, officer of SBN Ferdousi Moula and National Information Officer of UNIC Dhaka spoke at the seminar.

In his speech, UNIC NIO focused on the role and activities of United Nations in relation to autism referring UN Declaration on the Rights of Disabled Persons.

Dr Shamim urged to all stakeholders to come forward in empowering women and girls with autism.

UN Secretary-General’s Message (Bangla) on the Day was read out and distributed among all the participants.

A cultural programme was performed by both autistic and non-autistic children.
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