Published: 02nd April 2019
World Autism Day: Mamata plans India's first township for the autistic near Kolkata
The radical project seeks to assist those affected with the developmental disorder, providing them with training, treatment, and lodging facilities
Urging people to create awareness on autism, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said recently that the state will soon have a world-class township near Kolkata, where people suffering from the disorder will receive training, treatment, and boarding facilities.
The centre, a first of its kind in India, is expected to have housing facilities for 350 residents and a daycare centre for over 200 children, adolescents, and adults, according to a state government official. "Today is #WorldAutismAwarenessDay. We must create more awareness about autism among the people. You will be happy to know that a world-class autism township is coming up near #Kolkata, where autistic children and adults will receive training, treatment, and boarding facilities," the CM tweeted.
World Autism Awareness Day is observed every year on April 2 to generate awareness on the developmental disorder. The theme for this year is "Assistive Technologies, Active Participation."