It is important to raise public awareness of autism, say specialists (video)

Armenia should adopt a strategy for coping with autism, says Hasmik Margaryan, Chairwoman of Overcoming Autism NGO.

About 1 in 88 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder. utism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum disorder” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and funding can help families today. Boys are nearly five times more likely to have autism than girls. Experts believe that a collaborative approach should be shown to this problem, hence they advise raising public awareness of autism.