MINISTER ÖZER: WE WILL ALWAYS SUPPORT SPECIAL CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIESMinister of National Education Mahmut Özer issued a message on the Occasion of April2 World Autism Awareness Day and stressed that they consider the special needs of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and carry out many project in coordination with the Ministry of Family and Social Services in an effort to enrich their learning environment, increase their quality of life and decrease their problems into minimum.
Minister Özer noted that people diagnosed with autism are referred to suitable training and education institutions after the educational assessment of boards affiliated to the guidance and research centers and went on to say that:
"We carry out many different activities in an effort to support academic and social skills of students with autism enrolled in special education institutions and enrich their education environment. Our focus in every step we take is to provide equal opportunity in education."
Özer also stated in his message that, "We continue to enrich activities carried out in order to support academic, social, emotional and psychical development of special children. We will always support our special children and their families."