Iranians attend Autism Awareness Walk to help improve mindfulness
An Autism Awareness Walk was staged around the Chitgar Lake, located in the west of the Iranian capital Tehran, to raise awareness about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the society.
of autistic patients have to make all-out efforts to accompany and take care of
their loved ones during their lifespan, while these parents are sometimes forced
to apologize for their children’s unintentional behaviors, because many people around
them do not even know how to understand and encounter the autistic patients. Different
situations such as change of seasons, sounds, light, abundant information as
well as staring at these patients can disturb them.
At the end
of the walking event for autistic patients, some family members of autistic
adults addressed ordinary people present at around the Chitgar Lake,
emphasizing the need for improving public awareness about the phenomenon and
familiarity with the different behaviors of the autistic patients. Lack of
sympathy and appropriate reaction by some people have forced families of the
autistic patients to live in isolation.
sponsors of the autism community in Iran supplied the expenditures of the Autism
Awareness Walk to fulfill their social responsibility.
Autism Awareness Walk is scheduled to be held in March 2024 concurrent with
World Autism Awareness Month, which will be kicked off on April 2. For more
information, visit the official website of the Iran Autism Association (IAA) https://en.irautism.org/.