Bávaro, DR. Together in the effort of the nonprofit organization, Autism without Borders Foundation, Centro Médico Punta Cana- Grupo Rescue participates in autism awareness, promoting the social inclusion of people with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). "Inclusion, tolerance and respect" is the slogan chosen for the celebration of World Autism Awareness Day held last Monday, April 2, Centro Médico Punta Cana the launch blue balloons to the sky as a symbol to come together in creating awareness of the needs of AUTISM.
Autism is a neurological disorder of development defined according to behaviors, it affects communication, imagination and sensations, it is a syndrome therefore it is not curable. The condition can be reversed if it is treated properly and varies according to the severity of it and the individual. Autism today affects 1 in every 110 children worldwide; boys are four times more likely to have autism than girls.
Autism Without Borders
The Autism Without Borders Foundation is led by one of our Pediatrician Bernarda De la Cruz.
Dr. De la Cruz’s initiative was driven by the deep concern of a group of parents and professionals from the area of Bávaro, Verón and Punta Cana in 2015 regarding the limitations of services in the area. Parents with children with this condition had nowhere to go. The Foundation’s mission is to "Commit to improve the quality of life of people with autism spectrum disorders, promoting wellness, highlighting opportunities and achieving equality for children, adolescents and adults with diverse conditions and autism spectrum disorders"
Among the services provided by the foundation are: diagnosis and evaluation, awareness and training, occupational therapist, language therapist, family therapist, psychologist, pediatrician and fundraising activities.
In this sense, their 2nd annual Autism Awareness Walk was held last Sunday, April 15 starting from San Juan Shopping Center to Palma Real Shopping Village with more than 400 participants. The walk culminated with entertainment activities for the whole family such as Zumba, inflatable games, face painting, digital painting and live music.