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    Posted April 2, 2014 by
    Thimphu, Bhutan
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    Communicating through autism

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    World Autism Day in Bhutan.


    In the tiny Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan,World Autism Awareness Day is observed on April 2 annually, and was sanctioned by the United Nations since 2007. In Bhutan the event is being organised by Bhutan ability society which is looked after by her Majesty the Queen.


    The event is attended by doctors from the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital. Early morning the autistic kids were taken for an awareness ride to Paro,as part of the event.


    I had the privilege to talk to one of the organisers who is a teenager, according to her, it as a disorder of communication and establishments of relationships. Also a gift in disguise. Autism makes your senses more affective and in hanses concentration. An autistic child can be a genius but just isn’t abled to express him self.


    Since the event is located in the centre of the town, it will attract maximum number of people.Her Majesty The Queen is the Patron of Ability Bhutan Society, a public benefit organisation dedicated to enhance quality of life for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities

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