Legislators of the Carijal City Council in the state of Miranda have approved a draft ordinance for the protection and inclusion of children, adolescent girls and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
During General Session No. 17, Mayor Barbara Salas, chair of the Commission for Civil Protection, Coexistence and Peace of the local parliament, said that the ordinance guarantees the protection of children with this condition as well as promoting early diagnosis. ,
He argued, “The autism spectrum is not a disease but a life condition that pervades the whole of existence.”
The councilor said that this new legal document has now entered the stage of first discussion in the legislative body of Carrizal.
Implement the project in institutions
According to Salas, it is essential that a series of parameters are implemented in educational establishments and institutions that guarantee quality education for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
“We want to raise awareness among citizens, humanize them to better treat people who have this condition and society never mistreats people with ASD again,” said the mayor.
He urged the regional executive to ensure the human rights of work and education to these people.
“The idea is that we support each other as brothers and help each other move forward despite our differences,” he said.
Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder
It is recognized that the Venezuelan State has an obligation to participate in the care process for the growing population with ASD and similar conditions, “starting from the basis of social inclusion, guaranteeing the rule of law and participation, as principles are guaranteed by our Magna Carta in terms of human rights”.
The MP commented that the state “has a duty to ensure that they have necessary and appropriate services as soon as possible with the aim of significantly improving their quality of life, so that they may in the future obtain their independence.”