MPs demand comprehensive care for autistic children

It is high time the education ministry develops a coherent policy to tackle weaknesses in the system that fail to support children with autism, MPs at the House human rights heard on Monday.


Committee chairwoman Irene Charalambides slammed the fact that a special centre for children with neurodevelopmental disorders that should have been founded two years ago “is staffed with only two people, that have been tasked with other responsibilities beyond supporting autistic people”.

Amid a growing number of autism diagnoses including nonverbal, figures by Health Insurance Organisation (HIO) discussed during the session revealed 1,190 minors were diagnosed…

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