One year after another, Fundación Planeta Imaginario celebrate and claim the World Day for Autism Awareness dated on the 2007 by the United Nations.
Today, besides a daily constant work by many entities, various events for awareness of autism are performed; what is exactly autism, how can we detect it and, what is much more important, how to treat it. But behind this message is a clear call to total social integration of people with autism and the invitation to the public organizations to create mechanisms that bring therapy available to all.
There are no official data about how many cases of children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) exist in Spain. But they exist for all Europe:
"1 case of TEA per 100 births" (Autism – Europe aisbl 2015)
A VISION FOCUSED ON PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENT
In awareness events we tend to direct our resources in the transmission of information to those who have no knowledge of what autism is, focusing energies on spreading: that more people know, or understand, etc.
Aiming to enrich the spirit and meaning of the 2nd of April, Fundación Planeta Imaginario invites parents and professionals to deepen and reflect on our own practice to turn the day of today a day where we look at the people involved and we ask ourselves what more we can do, what we do to increase the quality of our treatments in order to fulfil our commitment.
We think that working for people with ASD from psychology not only have to provide support and accompaniment (tanking the associations and organizations that for many years have engaged in this), but also improve the effectiveness of our treatments. For this reason should be indisputable demand ourselves more training, more observation and analysis of the practice, more research and more results.
Apply treatments with scientific evidence, analysed and contrasted with qualifying tools and applied by professionals with a high level of training and professionalism has become the goal in the fight of several foundations, associations of parents, schools and other centers intervention especially in Catalonia and the rest of Spain.
Fundación Planeta Imaginario believes that reaches every day with the commitment we took with families, professionals and children with ASD, training them and renewing them, improving them and increasing the level and quality of treatments TEA in Spain, and applying scientific proven treatments such as Lovaas therapy.
Finally, we thank parents and families who daily struggle to improve their quality of life and, therefore, are the best spokespeople or consultants in informing society and institutions which needs they have, what they need treatment, they are failing and how we can improve.
Together we can achieve it. Only not.
Happy World Day for Autism Awareness!
Planeta Imaginario Team