|Published : 19 Apr 2017, 18:29:16 | Updated : 19 Apr 2017, 18:46:16|
Ensure inclusive dev of autistics: Hasina
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said it is important for all to look for avenues to strengthen efforts to ensure an inclusive development for all, including those with Autism Spectrum Disease (ASD) and Neuro-Developmental Disorders (NDDs).
"As we embark upon implementation of the 2030 Agenda, it is important for us to look for avenues that will strengthen our efforts for bringing in an inclusive development for all – in particular for those in vulnerable situations. Persons with ASD and NDD are among those in vulnerable condition," she said.
The Prime Minister was chairing a high-level discussion on ‘Enabling countries to successfully address autism and other neuro-developmental disorders as part of their Sustainable Development Goals’ at the Royal Banquet Hall in Thimphu, Bhutan.
Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO Regional Office for South East Asia, co-chaired the session, according to UNB.