After being processed in all technical committees of the Legislative Assembly of Amazonas (Aleam), Bill No. 63/2023 is ready for voting, which provides for the replacement of sirens in public and private schools in the State that have enrolled students with the Disorder. of the Autism Spectrum (ASD). Authored by state deputy Roberto Cidade, president of the State Legislature, the proposal aims to add to the laws already in force that protect the physical and emotional health of people with ASD.
“The person with ASD, fortunately, is inserted in all social spaces, especially in the school environment. This is an undeniable advance, a magnificent gain, and if we can make these people’s stay in the school environment more pleasant, it is important that we do so. We need to break down all barriers that could become impediments for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder to leave the classroom. Many are highly sensitive to noise and it is essential to guarantee them the best conditions for staying at school”, he argued.
According to the proposal, public and private schools in the education network of the State of Amazonas are obliged to use sound or musical signals that do not present a risk of panic or discomfort to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Currently, more than 70 million people around the world, according to data from the United Nations (UN), are affected by a set of signs and symptoms that directly interfere with socialization, communication skills, sensory skills and self-regulation.
“We have to look at the set of achievements. Now it’s another one, it’s the replacement of sirens in schools. We already have others, such as preferential places for people with ASD and the right to regularly attend public or private schools, for example. From progress to advancement, we are improving the lives of these people through inclusion and respect for their particularities,” she stated.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a disorder related to neurological development and its main characteristics are difficulty in communication and social interactions. Its severity can vary from mild to severe, and it is important to highlight that each person with autism has their own unique characteristics.
The diagnosis of the spectrum in the first years of life is essential for the intervention of professionals such as psychologists, neurologists, speech therapists and occupational therapists, in order to help the autonomy of people with ASD.
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