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HCD celebrates World Autism Awareness Day

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AMMAN — Celebrating the World Autism Awareness Day, which falls on April 2, the Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (HCD) on Tuesday launched several activities under the slogan "With Awareness Comes Change" at a public school in Karak, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra. اضافة اعلان

The ceremony was organized in cooperation with Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Jordanian Ministry of Education.

According to an HCD statement on Tuesday, the activities included educational films highlighting the importance of inclusive education to the lives of children diagnosed with autism.

Additionally, parents of disabled children shared their stories and the effect on the youngsters' social and educational life due to the disease.

At the end of the ceremony, the entire school was lit up in blue, the accredited color for the occasion, in the presence of the mayor of Karak.

Two more events will also be organized on Wednesday and Thursday in two schools in Ajloun and Marka. The three schools were chosen out of 18 as the ideal schools for disabled people under the 10-Year Strategy for Inclusive Education (2019–2029).

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