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Autism intervention centre opened in Mumbai's Sion Hospital

Mumbai's Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, popularly known as Sion Hospital, is the first public hospital in the city to have a centre for autistic children.

It is called the Autism Intervention Centre. Children with autism will get diagnosed at the centre and will benefit from different type of therapies.

The centre will function six days a week, from 9 AM to 5 PM. The expected number of children to be enrolled for therapy at the centre is 40-50. They will receive need-based therapies from various therapists and experts.

It will also create awareness about autism via workshops for schoolteachers, parents and community leaders. The focus is to create acceptance and integration of this condition in the society.

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