Autism, or the Autism Spectrum Disorder in its current name, is a neurodevelopmental disorder. It occurs when the neuronal development from the mother’s womb differs from its peers with normal development. The causes of autism can be genetic, environmental or neurological.
We all saw the news of Messi having autism. Even this question was an indication that there was not enough awareness. Because autism is not a disease, it is a difference.
Every year, April 2 is celebrated as the Autism Awareness Day in the world in order to raise awareness about autism. The most important buildings are illuminated with blue light, people are sharing their photos by wearing blue clothes.
We have also prepared a video for the 2 April Autism Awareness Day with the Ozelbeyinler. Because “Autism is not a deficiency but a difference”. We thank everyone who provided support.
Vecihi Ofluoğlu – Pantomime Artist, Instructor
Özce Zeynep Akçın – MSc Neuroscience, Special Education
Neval İlknur – Preschool Teacher, Artist
Berna Balbay – Preschool Teacher
Duygu Tan Altun – Preschool Teacher
Esin Aslan – Pat Studio Artist
Canan Demirli – Pat Studio Artist
Mertcan Kayretli – Artist
Arzu Tan Coşgun – Business Manager
Işıl Özkan – Philosophy Teacher
Dilan İlknur – Business Manager
Elif İlknur Karakaş – Maltepe Municipality Employee
Mehmet Erbil – Artist
Birsel Kılıncçı – Artist
Demet Ergün – Artist
Mürüvvet Ezgi Acar – Translator
We would like to thank Engin Karaman for his efforts to prepare the video.