Citizens march to legislate in favor of children with autism

An atmosphere rife with emotion, excitement and commitment occupied Jimenez Moya Avenue in the Dominican capital, where hundreds of people gathered in the first parade early Sunday morning. The Dominican Republic is seeking the approval of a law to welcome people suffering from autism.

The Lack of vocational schools, lack of specialized treatment and protection of the rights of diagnosed children Some of the demands and justifications demanded by protesters with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) were voiced for this category of Dominican children who left their homes with banners in hand.

“We have to touch the hearts of the legislators and the citizens and make this country more inclusive (…), we have been fighting for a long time,” We are very confident that this year will be true and that it will be recognized.Alci Polanco, a young man with autism, said:

Said Polonko “You have to do better”, This underscores the fact that the Dominican government needs to reverse its public policy to provide greater participation and opportunities for children, adolescents and young people diagnosed with this condition.

By his side, the leader Women in the Black Foundation“We usually have to talk about disability, Medical insurance is required to enroll usThe treatments are very expensive and we ask President Louis Abinader to come to our aid.

With just a few minutes to go before the demonstration, the ombudsman, Pablo Ulova, representatives of various non-profit organizations and various figures from the entertainment world, Journalist Ramon Tolandino, comedian Aquilis Correa and merengue Fernando VillalonaWho came to support the cause.

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