Georgia marks World Autism Awareness Day

President Salome Zurabishvili hosts children with autism spectrum disorders. Photo: President's press office, 02 Apr 2019 - 22:26, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia is marking World Autism Awareness Day, with President Salome Zurabishvili hosting children with autism spectrum disorders at the new presidential palace on Atoneli Street.

Photo: President's press office

April 2 is observed as World Autism Awareness Day by the United Nations General Assembly to highlight the need to help improve the quality of life of those with autism so they can lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society.

 As a President I am very happy to have an opportunity to open the doors of this palace for these children and to make them feel  that this palace, this country and this state is theirs”, President Zurabishvili said.

She said autism is a big challenge not only for Georgia but the whole world and that "inclusion" is the only solution.