A new Assyl Miras Autism Centre to support children with autistic spectrum disorders opened in Taraz.
Taraz became the 10th city in Kazakhstan where a network of autism centres run by Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation functions.
Over 11,000children with autistic spectrum disorders and their families received help thanks to the programme of Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation “Autism. One Word for All”.
Specialists of these centres study and implement in Kazakhstan the most effective world practices to support children with autism.
Assyl Miras centres use six programmes of intervention intended for revealing autistic spectrum disorders in children and elimination of deficits in their social, verbal and everyday skills. Classes are held in compliance with technologies developed by international experts of the University of California and the Marcus Autism Centre in Atlanta, USA.
Each child does a three-month cycle of training in accordance with an individually tailored programme. The centre admits children from 0 to 18 based on the opinion of the psychological-medical-pedagogical board (PMPB). Classes are free of charge.
“For seven years of its existence, the “Autism. One World for All” programme proved its efficiency. Children’s skills upon completion of the course improve twice in average. We are proud of every centre opened, because behind each new centre there are real stories of thousands of Kazakhstani families, whose children have gained a chance for a more fulfilling and independent life,” said Marat Aitmagambetov, Director of Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation.
The Assyl Miras Centre is a space fully equipped and adapted for the educational needs of children with autistic spectrum disorders. All classes are held with involvement of parents, so the training is aimed not only at children, but also at their close circle.
The Centre, opened in cooperation with the Zhambyl Oblast Akimat and located at 47 Askarova Street, will be able to accommodate up to 300 children a year.