First large-scale care centre for autistic children and adults to be built in Tbilisi

12 Sep 2018 - 14:46

  • There are no exact statistics available concerning the number of people with autism in Georgia. Photo:, 12 Sep 2018 - 14:46, Tbilisi,Georgia

The government of Georgia has  decided to gift a land to a foundation for the first large-scale care centre for autistic children and adults, which will be located in Tbilisi, the government’s press office reports.

The Georgian government will give 3,040 hectares of non-agricultural land to the Saint Gabriel and Peter Foundation for it to build a care centre which will house 230 people with autism. 

The Georgian government says that it will lend significant support to autistic children and their families.

The government says that further details about the issue will be available shortly.

Autism is a condition generally apparent from early childhood which is characterized by difficulties in communicating and forming relationships with others and in using abstract concepts and language.