Some estima­tes sugges­t there may be 350,000 childr­en with autism in Pakist­anApril is Autism awareness month. Despite the staggering statistics, autism remains a disorder lacking widespread awareness. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is estimated to affect more than three million individuals in the US. According to the Autism Society of Pakistan, there is no reliable data to estimate the prevalence of autism in Pakistan, but by some estimates there may be 350,000 children with autism in Pakistan. In such a milieu, autism, disabilities, learning disorders, vulnerable children, and adults get lost in the shuffle.

Source:   The Express Tribune
April 18, 2019 04:06 UTC