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Training workshop on disability certification of Autism held in New Delhi
A three-day workshop for training master trainers in autism tools, such as INCLEN and ISAA, was organised in New Delhi by the National Trust for the welfare of persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, and Multiple Disabilities from February 9 to 11.

The Trust is a statutory body under Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan). The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Child Neurology of AIIMS co-partnered the event.

The workshop, inaugurated by Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment, has paved the path for constitution of boards for issuing of disability certificates for autism as per the notified guidelines.

According the official release, in the workshop organised for Northern and Eastern states of India, more than 53 doctors from Government Hospitals from 10 States and Union Territories attended the workshop. The next workshop has been planned for southern and western states on 31st March, 1st April & 2nd April, 2017 in Delhi.

The aim of the workshop was to train the health care professionals (pediatricians, psychiatrists and psychologists) to diagnose and certify Autism correctly using INCLEN and ISAA tools, which are the basis for issuing Certificate for Autism and ensure homogeneity in Autism diagnosis and certification, and enable individuals and families to avail the privileges, informed the release.

The National Trust for the welfare of persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities has been implementing 10 schemes for early intervention, education, vocational training, skill development, health care facility and residential care facility to persons with these disabilities through over 450 registered organizations in the country.

The certification on Autism will help persons with autism in getting these facilities and improving their quality of life, added the release.

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