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Wednesday April 23, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday April 23, 2014 MYT 10:50:25 AM
PUTRAJAYA: Educators and medical practitioners need to learn, understand, practise and share intervention approaches that will enable individuals with autism to best cope, thrive and excel in their lives.
The Prime Minister’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, added that parents of children with autism must be empowered to encourage them to achieve their fullest potential.
Delivering her welcome remarks at the International Seminar On Autism Malaysia 2014, Rosmah said low rates of prevalence of autism reported in the third and developing countries could be due to ignorance or lack of awareness.
“It is estimated that the prevalence rate of autism in Europe and the United States is currently 1% of the population.
“Researchers found that more than one in three adults having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have no opportunity to further their education or being employed for the first six years after high school,” said Rosmah, who is the patron of the seminar.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak opened the two-day event. Also present were his deputy Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and wife Datin Seri Noorainee Abdul Rahman.
Rosmah said the seminar was designed to include topics ranging from the epidemiology of autism, service provision, early detection and diagnosis, state-of-the-art intervention as well as best practices in public health for ASD.
Rosmah expressed her gratitude to the First Ladies of Sudan, Sri Lanka, Kyrgyz Republic, Albania and Morocco for taking time to attend the seminar and share their experience on autism in a special slot called “Voices of First Ladies”.
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