Autism is on the rise amongst children all around the world and parents are scared. They are scared because they are constantly trying to understand and find the help the children need. Then, there is the whole process of finding a school that will accept the child, and the fact that they have to deal with other students’ bullying. Parents are always worried how their children will manage to grow into independent adults. Yet, the worst part is not understanding what your child, sibling, or friend is truly going through; because in some cases, people who are on the autism spectrum are non-verbal.
The Arab League Modern United Nations (ALMUN), a non-profit organization, creates annual awareness campaigns to shed light on different misconceptions in our society. This year, ALMUN chose to speak about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and its diversity. ASD ranges from a mild impairment to a severe disability and people seem to be clueless about it.
The short movie takes us inside the world of an autistic young man, played by Actor Ahmed Dash. The actor goes to a cafe with a girl, only to find himself distracted by simple noises, colors, and patterns surrounding him. The short movie perfectly describes how things that go unnoticed by anyone can be extremely pressuring for someone with ASD.
Ahmed Dash is a school student and an actor with a huge audience. School years can be exceptionally challenging for ASD students as they have to deal with demanding atmosphere while resisting surroundings that might trigger them. Casting a popular school student to ask bullies to be kind to autistic people is a brilliant choice.
Watch the ALMUN’s short movie below:
Every year, ALMUN starts campaigns as a part of our role in the development and awareness of our society. This year, we decided to tackle the Autism spectrum disorder. ASD is the name for a group of developmental disorders. It includes a wide range of symptoms, skills, and levels of disability. Some people are mildly impaired by their symptoms, while others are severely disabled. This is why we decided to shed the light on the challenges people on the autistic spectrum face in their daily life in a short video. Autism should not be seen as a disability but extreme sensitivity to the surroundings. If we create the suitable conditions around autistic people, they can develop, grow and lead a normal life. It’s time to embrace our differences, give up our misconceptions and be considerate to people on the autistic spectrum#SuperabiltiesHelp us reach out to more people by sharing this video!Special thanks to the talented Rika Dash and Oldish for their hospitality.كل عام يقوم نموذج جامعة الدول العربية و الأمم المتحدة بحملات كجزء من دورنا في تنمية و توعية المجتمع. لذا قررنا هذا العام أن نتناول مرض التوحد. هو اسم مجموعة من أضطرابات النمو و يضم مجموعة متنوعة من الأعراض، المهارات و مستويات الإعاقة. تؤثر تلك الاعراض على البعض بشكل ضعيف احياناً و على آخرين بشكل شديد. ولهذا قررنا أن نسلط الضوء علي التحديات التي تواجه المصابين بالتوحد خلال حياتهم اليومية في فيديو قصير. التوحد لا يجب أن يُري كإعاقة و لكن كحساسية مفرطة للبيئة المحيطة. إذا خلقنا الظروف المناسبة للمصابين بالتوحد ، سنمكنهم من التطور و النضوج و من أن يحظوا بحياة طبيعية. حان الوقت لتقبل اختلافاتنا ، للتخلي عن مفاهيمنا الخاطئة و أن نأخذ بعين الإعتبار المصابين بمرض التوحد.
Posted by ALMUN (Arab League Model United Nations) on Wednesday, February 7, 2018