Autism-friendly cities: the Gaziantep Project

Autism-friendly cities: the Gaziantep Project

This projects aims are many: targeting Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders, the project aims to disseminate early diagnosis and early specialist education in order to provide leadership on integrating children into the community. In order to reach a national audience, we have chosen Gaziantep to raise awareness on autism, to increase the local professionals capacity and to adapt the Autism Action Plan prepared by the Family and Social Policies Ministry to the Gaziantep Municipality in order to contribute at a local level. This project will involve training programs for families, specialist educators and family physicians.