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Parliament passes amendment Bill in autism act!

Parliament passes amendment Bill in autism act!
Parliament passes amendment Bill in autism act!
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The Parliament has passed a bill to regularise the appointment as well as the resignation of members of trusts helping people to live independently. After being approved by Rajya Sabha last week, that bill had been passed by Lok Sabha. The act was enacted in 1999 and has been amended under the bill for  National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities (Amendment), 2018.


Parliament passes amendment Bill in autism act!


This law facilitates setting up a national trust to help people with autism live independent by taking steps to protect them in case of them losing their parents, besides also including processes and steps for the addition of guardians and trustees, and helping them get equal opportunities as others. The chairperson and members of the board of this national trust have an office tenure of three years from the date of appointment or appointment of successors, whichever longer.


Parliament passes amendment Bill in autism act!


Supriya Sule, member of  NCP said, Autism affects children and there's less awareness on autism in our society as well as among educated. She requested the ministers to make sure the chairman and trust work towards the welfare of people with autism. Autism is a neurological condition and is a developmental disorder. It impacts social interactions, Communication and thinking process/imagining.



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