Meet On Autism And Other Developmental Disorders A Clinical Approach held in JNMC
There is a dire need to raise awareness about autism and developmental disorders, said speakers at the ‘Combined Clinical Meet’, Faculty of Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). The meet on ‘Autism and other Developmental Disorders: A Clinical Approach’ was conducted under the aegis of ‘Aligs Academic Enrichment Programme’ (AAEP).
Dr Jyotsana Nair (Director, Psychiatric Program, Burrell Behaviour Health, Missouri, USA) delivered the main lecture.
Prof Khalid Sherwani (Department of Orthopedics) shared his experiences of meeting autistic children who are often deprived of care, attention and rehabilitation. He pointed out that there are times when parents of autistic children are not aware about the problem.
Prof Suhaill Azmi (Department of Psychiatry) said that reliable researches have shown that as much as 70 percent of autistic patients have at least one co-morbid condition such as constipation, food restriction or depression and nearly 40 percent have two or more such co-morbid conditions. He pointed out that teams of psychiatrists, psychologists, paediatricians, occupational and speech-therapists have to work together to treat autistic children.
After introducing the speaker, Prof Syed Ziaur Rahman (Coordinator, AAEP) thanked AMU Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor and the University administration for the approval of the programme.
He also thanked Dr Ashraf Khan (Chair, AAEP) for recommending the lecture on behalf of Aligarh Medical Alumni Association of North America (AMAANA). Meanwhile, Prof M U Rabbani thanked the speaker on behalf of the Faculty of Medicine.
Prof S C Sharma (Dean, Faculty of Medicine) delivered the welcome address.