Thursday, February 02, 2006

Clinic Notes: Autism in Pakistan

A few weeks ago I received an email from Saadia Haseeb, who is the editor of Motherhood, Pakistan's first parenting magazine. She asked me if I would write an article on autism for her magazine. I found the magazine's web site and was amazed. There were articles concerning adopting homeless children who's parents were killed in the recent earthquake and other serious topics, as well as articles and columns on "lighter" topics like health and beauty. With all of the tragedy that Pakistan has endured this magazine wanted an article on autism. I finished the article and sent it in today and the editor was grateful. I'm left wondering how autism in Pakistan ranks with other diasters there?

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