Diyar Al Muharraq teams up to put the spotlight on autism awareness
- Bahrain: Wednesday, April 11 - 2012 at 12:15
- PRESS RELEASE
Diyar Al Muharraq has joined hands with other organizations in Bahrain to shine a light on autism during Autism Awareness Month celebrated globally this April.
The event that will be held at the Prince Khalifa bin Salman Park in Muharraq on 13th April 2012 will have a number of activities, including a 4-kilometer Walkathon. The event is intended to increase awareness and draw greater support for families and young people struggling with Autism.
Autism is a lifelong developmental disorder that appears in the first 3 years of a child's life, and affects the brain's normal development of social and communication skills. It leads to problems in connecting with those around and disturbances in the acquisition of learning skills. Most children show symptoms within the early years, which continue for their lifetime. The estimated incidence is as high as 1 in every 500 children. A range of interventions are possible, enabling learning and development to help those suffering from the disorder to function well in society.
Diyar Al Muharraq's participation demonstrates its continued focus on social initiatives that address special areas of concern of our society. It has been involved with many educational and rehabilitation programs to help those who are held back by social or health concerns. It has been the company's constant endeavor to identify specific and significant needs, to initiate action as well as to cooperate in initiatives, sharing its good practices to promote more understanding and facilitate better support for the community.
Mr. Aaref Hejres, CEO of Diyar Al Muharraq spoke about his company's sustained energy towards fulfilling its responsibilities as a caring and socially involved corporate, expressing his delight to be a part of the Run and Walk for Autism event; "We are very pleased to be part of an initiative that draws light to a disorder that families and individuals often have to face alone. Autism spectrum disorders have affected millions of children and adults all over the world, but a greater understanding of the disorder, and better methods of handling it, have allowed many to lead full and productive lives. This event will serve to educate all of us about Autism, enlightening us on what we can each do to help. Over and above, it will send an effective message that we are a community that supports each other and stands together to face challenges, and find solutions."
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