An international seminar on “Autism and Child Psychiatry” held here
at the Fountain House in Lahore.
Speaking at an event President Dr Arif Alvi said 30 to 40 per cent people in the world were suffering from different mental disorders, including autism.
He laid emphasis on recognizing the need of mental disorders besides contacting an authentic psychiatrist in case of autistic problems.
President said children were keen observers of their parents and they visualized behavior of their parents and environment at homes.
Founder Chairman and Chief Executive of the Fountain House, Dr Amjad Saqib, gave to the president and said that the institution had been established in 1971 and now had become the biggest in South Asia comprising 650 beds.
He said the institution had cured over 50,000 children so far who were enjoying their normal lives in the society.
The institution had established three schools where 300 children were studying, he added.
Meanwhile, President Arif Alvi also inaugurated a block of the Fountain House and visited its different wards.