Vietnam has held 2017 World Autism Awareness Day in the second time


Hundreds of children with autism in Hanoi and nearby provinces and cities participated in a festival in Hanoi Children Palace on Sunday to mark World Autism Awareness Day 2017. This is the second time Vietnam has held activities in this increasing important day in people’s lives.
The United Nations has designated April 2nd World Autism Awareness Day, calling for greater attention to autism. People with autism in Vietnam are being helped to lead a normal life and become integrated into society.
The festival aimed to provide more information about the disease and treatment methods, as well as call on society to care for children with autism.
In response to “World Autism Awareness Day” on April 2, the club for families with autistic children of Hanoi under the Hanoi Handicapped Association on March 30 held a meeting to raise awareness of autism among the public.

In fact, many parents do not know how to recognise whether their children suffer from autism or not. Normally, children with autism live far from the community. They tend to make and play with things themselves. Moreover, they find it difficult to pronounce words and communicate with others. Autistic children are often suddenly angry and shout.
Small geniuses might be autistic, many reseaches say. Therefore, it is a must to take children with abnormal symptoms to hospitals for checking and then for suitable and timely treatment.
Le Thi Lan Anh of HCM city has an autistic daughter, whose syndrome was detected when she was just 23 months old. Lan Anh was shocked because she had thought autism was caused by parents’ neglect of their children. She learned that autism is a kind of developmental disability with many manifestations, whose causes remain unknown. People with autism often have difficulties in social interaction and communication, display unusual behaviors, and sometimes have emotional disorders. Lan Anh said she has been trying to find effective treatment for her daughter for the last 15 years: “There have been a lot of difficulties. I first had to get over the pain of a mother and a lack of sympathy from other people. Many people, even my relatives, think a child gets autism because his parents don’t give him enough attention. It’s been a psychological struggle for me and others to overcome this thinking.”
Early detection of autism can help children integrate into society more easily before complications arise. There is no cure for autism and the treatment of autistic people in Vietnam is beset with difficulties. The struggle with autism is always long and difficult but early detection and prompt intervention will give the children a better chance of independent living. Vu Thi Thanh Dao, Director of the Minh An special education center in Nghe An province, said: “Many of the 3,000 people with autism in Nghe An are disadvantaged children. They can’t just follow all the intervention processes. Autism is a life-long developmental disability.”
Increasing awareness of autism and sharing between families whose children are autistic is helping to minimize the burden of autism. In April, 2015, Ha Long city’s Center for Social Affairs established a club for with autistic children, which provides its members with effective ways to help their children integrate into society.
Pham Thi Kim Tam of Ho Chi Minh city, whose child is autistic, established the Tuoi Ngoc Special Education School in Binh Thanh district. She hopes that there will soon be more medical centers capable of providing diagnostic autism assessments and early autism detection materials: “If children with autism remain undiagnosed they will lack proper medical and educational intervention. The state should have statistics on autistic children from which to devise appropriate policies.”
Special education centers for children with autism have become reliable places for parents to find treatment for their children. These centers give autistic children greater access to proper care and treatment and help them adapt to social groups.
Earlier the Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs and Vietnam Network of People with Autism held a workshop featuring the situation of and solutions to autism in Vietnam.
Experts urged for more career guidance for these children and to encourage businesses to use the products made by children with autism.
Dang Huynh Mai, Chairwoman of the Vietnam Federation on Disability, said: “We propose the Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs add this type of disability to the legal framework so that children with autism can benefit the rights to access medical services and employment.”./.
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Deck Hero14 3/4/17 08:26

There are various approaches and strategies that teachers and support staff can use to help develop the behaviour, language and communication skills of children with autism.

John Smith 3/4/17 08:27

Many children with autism find it easier to understand the world about them through visual aids.

Pack Cassiopian 3/4/17 08:28

Comic Strip Conversations assist children with autism to develop greater social understanding, by providing visual representations of the different levels of communication that take place in a conversation, using symbols, stick figure drawings and colour.

Gentle Moon 3/4/17 08:29

Some children with autism respond well to drama and role play activities to help them learn social skills such as greetings, turn taking in conversation and watching for cues in social skills groups.

Only Solidar 3/4/17 08:30

A Circle of Friends or buddy system can also help a child with autism understand the social world of the classroom and the playground.

LawrenceSamuels 3/4/17 08:31

the teacher needs to analyse what had been going on before the outburst that might have upset the child, and teach them some other way of communicating what they want.

MaskOf Zero 3/4/17 08:33

Being emotionally strong allows you to be the best parent you can be to your child in need.

Jane smartnic 3/4/17 08:41

Connecting with a child with ASD can be challenging, but you don’t need to talk—or even touch—in order to communicate and bond.

yobro yobro 3/4/17 08:42

A child coping with ASD is still a child. For both children with ASD and their parents, there needs to be more to life than therapy.

Love Peace 3/4/17 08:43

With so many different treatments available, it can be tough to figure out which approach is right for your child. Making things more complicated, you may hear different or even conflicting recommendations from parents, teachers, and doctors.

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