March 28, 2014 - 15:11 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - On occasion of the Autism Awareness International Day, VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian visited the International Child Development Center for children with autism, where the operator supports 30 children aged 3-12.
VivaCell-MTS has been supporting children with autism since 2008. During 7 years of cooperation, financial assistance of more than AMD 96 million has been provided to the International Child Development Center NGO, which offers specialized educational treatment to children with autism.
“We believe that more positive results and progress can be reached if these children feel that they are surrounded with care, attention and support, which are the most important things when dealing with children in general. We are glad to cooperate with the Center where children with autism get the consistent professional treatment they need,” Yirikian said.
According to the personnel of the Center and the children’s parents, progress was observed not only in terms of obtaining academic knowledge but in the behavior and mental abilities of the children as well. Moreover, 14 children from the Center started attending secondary schools.
Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain. Both children and adults with autism typically show difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities.