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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disorder that begins in the first three years of a person’s life and lasts throughout it. According to the latest reports of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every 59 infants are born with autism. The ratio of autistic males to females is 4:1.

About the Friend of Autism Foundation
The Friend of Autism Charity Foundation is a non-profit, non-political, and non-commercial institute that was established in 2017 in order to raise the general and special knowledge of the community about ASD.

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Goals

  • Empowering and raising the awareness of the families with autistic children and enlightening the community about this disorder
  • Holding educational workshops and disseminating information about autism
  • Training autism instructors, experts, and therapists
  • Preparing, editing, and translating educational texts on autism

Mission
The mission of the Friend of Autism Foundation pivots around three key elements.

  • Promoting general and special educational and training programs
    • a. Holding specialized courses on training instructors
    • b. Teaching self-help and social interaction skills to children with autism so they can go to public places and appear in the community in a relaxed manner
  • Mutual assistance for parents of autistic children
    • a. Offering specialized educational, therapeutic, recreational, etc. services to autistic children and their parents
    • b. Laying the grounds for a relaxed atmosphere for parents so they can deal with the disorders of their children easily
  • Setting proper manners and codes and removing social barriers
    • a. Holding various conferences in association with governmental and non-governmental organizations active in the area od autism
    • b. Identifying social and cultural restrictions troubling the appearance and presence of the autistic children and their families in the community
    • c. Raising the public awareness of ASD via mass media and public places such as shopping centers, public transportation, etc.

Vision

  • Training competent autism instructors and therapists
  • Nurturing the credibility of families towards ASD, and enabling them to get along with their children’s differences
  • Paving the way for children with ASD to appear in public without feeling isolated and receive proper educational, specialized, cultural, and sports services in proportion to their needs