Article shared from the Trinidad Guardian Newspaper on July 27th, 2015.

Slow progress on autism front | The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper Aschille Clarke-Mendes Autism is a complex neurological disorder, and not a handicap. This is the first of many misconceptions that must be debunked in order to fully understand, appreciate, and cater for those affected by autism.  The Autistic Society of T&T (ASTT) is a parent support group for those who take care of autistic children. They have been around for 25 years, but so have received no funding from the government. They currently have 650 families registered in T&T, but that is most likely fewer than the actual number, as the United Nations has said that one in every 68 people has an autism spectrum disorder—one per cent of the global population. Read full article at this link:

 

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