Autism In Pakistan

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IRP Topic
Autistic Kids – The Neglected Disabled Children of Pakistan:
Problems and Prospects

Advisor: Dr Javed Iqbal
Outline and Working Bibliography
Rationale of the Study
In Pakistan, the medical professionals have yet to cross the Rubicon with regards to the realization that Autism in Pakistani kids is not merely a developmental disorder but a challenge of monumental proportions, which if not tackled in time has the potential to put Pakistan prominently on the world’s autism map, with a lost generation of children not able to fully play their role, as a useful citizen of the state.
Autism is affecting 1/120 child in the country and yet very little research work has been done in this area using sophisticated methodologies though the
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The study has been divided into five distinct parts:
Part-I: Autism: A Social Stigma in Pakistan This part will endeavour to answer the question as to why autism is considered a stigma in Pakistan and that why our social mores are a major impediment towards the early diagnosis and treatment of autism affected children in Pakistan. This part will also bring into question the parenting styles of those having autism affected children.
Part-II: Knowledge and Attitude of General Practitioners Regarding Autism
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