An Assyl Miras autism centre to support children with autistic spectrum disorders opened in Uralsk at a new address: 102 Samal street.
The premises of 675 square metres were allocated by the Akimat (administration) of the West Kazakhstan Oblast. Intervention programmes in the new centre will cover over 600 children a year.
The Akim of the West Kazakhstan Oblast, Gani Iskaliyev, visited the new centre to see its equipment and to talk to tutors and parents. He noted the importance of such a centre for the region and highly appreciated the efforts paid by Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation to build the system of effective support of children with autism in Kazakhstan.
The first Assyl Miras autism centre in Uralsk was opened in 2018 in partnership with the public association Baiterek– an organisation that has been engaged in the work with disabled children for over 10 years. For four years, Baiterek specialists have learnt modern efficient techniques of correction of autism and have been actively introducing the gained knowledge to help families. As the quality of diagnosis improves and the rate of detecting autism at an early age increases, there is a need to expand the activities of the autism centre.
“We are grateful to the Akimat of the West Kazakhstan Oblast for their assistance in establishment of a new modern centre. On our part, we guarantee maintenance of the high quality of services provided to children and their parents. We chose specialists thoroughly. All specialists of the centre were trained in Assyl Miras work methods that are scientifically proven. The effectiveness of the methods is proven by many years of experience in the network of our autism centres in Kazakhstan,” said Marat Aitmagambetov, director of Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation.
The “Autism. One World for All” programme has been implemented by Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation since 2015. For this time, 10 centres were opened, where more than 11 thousand children have already received qualified assistance completely free of charge. The Foundation collaborates with international ASD experts, such as the Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta and the Kasari Lab at the University of California, to ensure that Kazakh children have access to the world’s best practices.