The Ministry of Social Solidarity has proven time and time again that it has Egypt’s autism society’s back. The support did not end at the ministry’s building being lit up in blue on Autism Awareness Day.
During Orphan’s Day, Minister of Social Solidarity, Ghada Wali, celebrated the opening of two new rooms of exponential help to anyone on the autism spectrum. The first addition is a psychomotor rehabilitation room that targets body awareness and conscious body movements, in addition to a sensory integration room that helps regulate and develop sensory needs.
The country has been on an impressive path of social inclusion lately; from hiring the first ever down syndrome and visually impaired TV hosts to creating an autism career expo, and much more. This is great news, putting in mind that special needs and autism spectrum children and families suffer to find affordable and advanced treatment; not to mention education and work opportunities.