15:51 | 02.04.15 | News | 4547

New building of "My Way" center opens with VivaCell-MTS support

On April 2, World Autism Awareness Day, the opening of the new building for “My way” educational and rehabilitation center took place. The center will provide specialized educational treatment and contribute to the social adaptation of children with autism.

VivaCell-MTS has been supporting the “International Child Development Center” NGO since 2008. The specialized educational treatment of children with autism is a difficult and resource-consuming process, as each child is being taught intensively and individually – one therapist per each child. In order to support this process VivaCell-MTS has allocated more than AMD 115 500 000 since 2008, thanks to which 30 children from 3 to 12 attend this institution with no fee.

According to the staff of the Center and the parents of the children, progress and positive change are observed both in terms of obtaining knowledge and in the behavior as well as mental abilities of the children. Moreover, 14 children from the Center started attending secondary schools. Those results are the proof of the efficiency of the activities realized by the “International Child Development Center” NGO. Autism is not curable as there’s no medication for it. Intensive early intervention yields a tremendous amount of progress in children. Children with autism require specially designed services and support to reach those goals.

Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and is a result of a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain. Both children and adults with autism typically show difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities.