An exhibition of talent and creativity of autistic children took center stage at a high-profile event which saw experts exchanging ideas and ways to deal with autism.
The event, "Together for Autism", was organized by the Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University (PNU) to draw the attention of people toward the victims of autism.
The event, organized by the Department of Special Education, Faculty of Education at PNU, seeks to mobilize efforts to achieve the goal of equal rights for autistic people. Among the speakers at the event were Princess Samirah bint Abdullah Al-Faisal, chairperson of the Autism Family, Dr. Sawsan Mohammad, and Hiam Aloufi, chairperson of the Department of Special Education.
The event was under aegis of PNU Director Dr. Huda Al-Ameel.
As many as 439 elementary school students took part in the function, which featured performance on autism by PNU school students, followed by a presentation that included a report on the views of members of the community about autism.
It also featured a report on vocational rehabilitation center and training for young victims of autism and a report on autism centers and associations in Riyadh.
One of the highlights of the event was the scientific panel discussion led by Dr. Sharifa Zubairi and members of the panel from within the university.
Recommendations were made before the conclusion of the event that also showcased an exhibition that brought together a group of centers, associations, schools and hospitals in Riyadh.
The second expo featured artistic works by talented autistic children, besides families' corner for consultation. The third pavilion was allotted for those endowed with talent and creativity.