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Experts share knowledge on autism in webinar

James Kon

International experts on autism shared knowledge on the subject during a webinar organised by the Bangladesh High Commission in Brunei Darusslam and the Impian Project yesterday, in conjunction with the 102nd birth anniversary of Bangladesh’s Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Children’s Day.

The webinar discussed interventions of children with autism in Bangladesh and the facilities extended to them. Two autism experts who had worked on disability management and learning for 20 years – Dr Djenana Jalovcic from Canada, and Dr Sreelata Ghosh Choudhury from India – shared their experiences on the webinar.

Having worked in Bangladesh, Dr Djenana considers Bangladesh a role model for making progress on autism with resource constraints.

Founder of the Impian Project, Lailatul Zubaidah binti Haji Mohd Hussain, who was conferred the ‘Commonwealth Points of Light Award’ for her advocacy and contributions to disability rights, moderated the virtual programme.

Bangladesh High Commissioner Nahida Rahman Shumona attended the webinar.

Bangladesh High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Nahida Rahman Shumona with invited speakers at the webinar. PHOTO: BANGLADESHI HIGH COMMISSION IN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM