Illuminati Quirinale, Senate, Chamber, and other buildings across Italy, on the eve of the 14th day for autism awareness. The ISS: “1 child out of 77 is affected” Andrea Tinari
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The Dioscuri fountain, in the center of the Quirinale square, in front of the entrance to the building, illuminated for World Autism Day A beam of blue light illuminates the facades of the main institutional buildings of the Republic, to remember that tomorrow the 14th world day of awareness on autism is celebrated, an annual event aimed at maintaining high attention, and sensitivity in the country on the drama that affects the lives of many families and people (according to the Higher Institute 1 out of 77 children in Italy suffering from autism), and to draw attention to people’s rights and the responses that society and institutions themselves can give to improve their condition.
Also this year, the presidency of the Republic joins the world event – established by the United Nations Assembly – by lighting up the Dioscuri fountain in the center of the Quirinale square in blue., in Rome: from sunset to 2.30 am, and so tomorrow (an initiative that takes place in collaboration with Rai). In the Senate , on the other hand, the entire facade of Palazzo Madama will be illuminated in blue, as well as in the Chamber of Deputies: the intense blue – the color of hope – will be projected on the whole Montecitorio, as on monuments and palaces throughout Italy and around the world.
Twitter @camera The fa├žade of Palazzo Montecitorio is tinged with blue in the first two nights of April, together with buildings from all over the world, as a sign of joining the
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Autism Awareness Day , including the building of the Ministry of Education, which sent a circular to all the institutes, “inviting them to share the theme in schools”, the theme of “a more inclusive school, for all and for all”, because it is precisely in the school path that children affected by this pathology meet other students, interact and are trained to face adulthood: with precisely “awareness” in being like everyone else in desires, the will to grow and improve in social relationships, and to feel “accomplished” as people. It runs as a laboratory for relational and emotional growth, which completes – if inclusive – the circle of the family and parenting unit that welcomes and makes a child who falls on the autism spectrum feel important .
“Our school has a great tradition of inclusion – so in a note to all the institutes of Italy by the Minister of Education, Patrizio Bianchi – but the day of April 2 reminds us that the commitment to guarantee the rights of all little girl and every child must never stop: school is the heartbeat of the community: if we build a welcoming school together, we lay the foundations for a society of equal opportunities “. Schools have been invited to organize awareness-raising events in the coming days also in collaboration with associations of people with autism and their families, and with scientific associations in the sector, stimulating an educational dialogue and drawing attention to the rights of all person.the ISS, the Higher Institute of Health, “in Italy it is estimated that 1 in 77 children – between seven and nine years old – has a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder: diagnoses are currently increasing, thanks to a greater training of doctors and changes in diagnostic criteria “. It is estimated that the disorder “affects males 4 times more than females”. What is autism
The term “autism spectrum disorder” indicates a heterogeneous group of conditions characterized mainly by ” impaired communication and social interaction“, as well as the presence of patterns of” restricted behavior, interests or activities “. In this range, ie” spectrum “, there are many degrees of complexity – and in some cases of severity – increasing, ranging from a minimum level ( so-called “high functioning”), where with a multidisciplinary approach and an overall inclusive society, the child or young person has almost no difficulty in integrating and leading a normal life like all other peers, up to a degree instead of gravity high, where the child needs, in addition to psychotherapeutic and multidisciplinary interventions (sometimes even pharmacological), the “accompaniment” of parents and family members who will follow him almost for life. How to recognize it: rely on doctors
Suddenly, your child withdraws into himself, isolates himself. Or it tends to be very repetitive: the same gesture, the same habits, routines, which if a parent tries to interrupt – perhaps due to an unforeseen event that can happen – cause irritation in the child, or anger, in some cases: real panic. These are some of the symptoms, universally recognized in medical manuals as attributable to a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Warning: even if not always, sometimes similar symptoms correspond to very different problems. In fact, some behaviors can be simply linked to stress or to events that make some children “look like” those suffering from this pathology.
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Andy Warhol At The Factory Among the most well-known characters in history , who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, Greta Thunberg, actress Daryl Hannah, singer Courtney Love, visionary director Tim Burton, Albert Einstein, Andy Warhol , Stanley Kubrick, Beethoven, Mozart and many others: including many scientists, philosophers and personalities who have excelled in various disciplines.
In recent years, the Istituto Superiore di Sanita has promoted shared actions with health, social, health and educational network professionals involved in the integrated care of people on the autism spectrum.A multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach that is recently establishing itself in the discipline that studies both diagnosis, treatment and management.

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