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Autism Awareness Day marked

Autism Awareness Day marked

Rawalpindi

The secondary students of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School celebrated Autism Awareness Day, says a press release.

The Harley Street Senior Branch held a special assembly in this regard creating awareness among the students about the Autism Spectrum Disorder by highlighting its causes, symptoms and ways to cope up with it.

The special assembly started off with an introduction about the day outlined in the form of a dialogue between a doctor and a student discussing various features of the disorder. The students were informed about the severity of the disorder depending upon the age, its causes and treatment. Some statistics were also shared pointing out the occurrence of ASD more in males as compared to females. The next presentation focused on displaying the most commonly observed symptoms in an individual suffering from Autism. Limited social interaction, sensitivity towards sounds and noises, limited vocabulary and difficulty in identifying objects in the surroundings were explained through the help of a demonstration.

Different levels of Autism Spectrum Disorder were explained by a student of grade 10 who started off with highlighting the beauty lying in the differences among individuals and that just like physical differences our brains also work differently. The last presentation of the special assembly was on a beautiful song performed by a group of grade 7 students, giving away the message about appreciating an autistic individual by encouraging them instead of isolating them.

The special assembly came to an end when the duty teacher Ms. Zunaira shared with the teachers some tips and strategies to deal with the students struggling with difficulties by reminding them that the best way to connect with the students is through love and acceptance. Principal of SLS, Harley Street campus senior branch, Mobeena Moazzam appreciated the teachers and the students for sharing information about Autism through a well prepared special assembly.

 

Original Source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/457663-autism-awareness-day-marked

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