Every 21 minutes a child is diagnosed with autism. Boys are 3 to 4 times more likely to be affected than girls. Autistic children have difficulty communicating and interacting effectively with others, they are absorbed in repetitive behaviours and are often seen as unresponsive. They seemed locked in a world of their own.
No cure is known for this disorder. However, children recover occasionally. This occurs sometimes after intensive treatment and sometimes not. There is an urgency for us to spread autism awareness to help raise the necessary funding for services, research and treatment.
Casa Faenza is one of the few organisations in Romania that attempt a treatment for this disorder. Providing support and patience, the staff help autistic children find coherence in all the sensory chaos. They help them engage with the outside world.
ROMANIA, Timisoara | 2008
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Autism At Play