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PADS holds dental camp for autistic kids at ARCL

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Dental Tribune Pakistan

Dental Tribune Pakistan

Wed. 3 January 2024

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LAHORE: The Prophylaxis Committee of the Pakistan Association of Dental Students (PADS) recently organized a dental camp at the Autism Resources Centre Lahore (ARCL), where budding dental professional also had an insight into understading issues faced by autistic children and built connections with them.

The camp, conducted by 15 volunteers wasn't solely focused on the number of dental procedures performed, but on creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for the autistic kids.  The volunteers actively participated in specialized training sessions, equipping themselves with skills to communicate and socialize effectively with these children. This personalized approach ensured that each child received not just dental care but a genuinely supportive experience tailored to their unique needs.

The event featured interactive activities including games, story-telling and shared moments of joy that became the means through which volunteers and children bridged gaps and built bonds. It was also a lesson in empathy, as volunteers learned to navigate the intricacies of interacting with autistic children.

The camp concluded with a ceremony where certificates were awarded not only for participation but also for the commitment each volunteer demonstrated in learning how to connect with and support autistic children.

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