The month of April is a busy month for IRODA with lots of time and energy being put into raising awareness about Autism. In Tajikistan, people with Autism are often misdiagnosed by the health system and misunderstood by their families and communities. Since its beginnings, IRODA has placed a strong emphasis on increasing knowledge about Autism amongst professionals, and developing understanding within the community of the needs of children with Autism and their families.
Already this month, IRODA has held an event at the Dushanbe Botanical Gardens for children with Autism and their families, participated in a radio segment about Autism, and hosted a party at the IRODA Centre to which they invited neighborhood children to join with the children served by IRODA. Upcoming events this month include the showing of a program about Autism on national TV and a fundraising concert on the 21st of April.
IRODA has arranged for a number of Tajik public figures from TV, radio, sports, and music to meet with children with Autism. Photographs of these meetings are being used throughout the country to portray new and positive messages of acceptance for individuals with disabilities.
Your financial support of IRODA during Autism Awareness Month will support the organization as it works to see the lives of children with Autism changed through a more understanding and accepting society.
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