Rabat - The association Overcoming Autism association has launched treatment units with specialized classes for children with autism.
Rabat – The association Overcoming Autism association has launched treatment units with specialized classes for children with autism.
The initiative, undertaken in partnership with Rabat’s Regional Education Department, is part of the new Futuroschool Rabat for children with the mental condition.
“The concept is an unprecedented initiative, developed with the support of a specialized scientific committee. Its objective is to structure, democratize, and professionalize behaviours of autistic children,” Overcoming Autism told the Maghreb Arabe Presse agency.The project is aimed at answering to the needs of autistic children’s parents, who suffer from the lack of care facilities and trained professionals, added the association.
With the hope of improving the condition of autistic children, the association has proposed theoretical and practical training courses for parents of autistic children and professionals working within institutions and associations for autistic children.
Autism currently affects one in 50 births in Morocco, resulting in more than 600,000 individuals with the mental condition in the country.
In Morocco, autism is rarely mentioned in the press and media, except for a few annual articles published on April 2 to celebrate the international day of autism.