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Mexico calls for inclusion on World Autism Awareness Day

President Enrique Peña Nieto said that Mexico, every day, must move toward the goal of being an inclusive nation offering opportunities to everyone, including those with autism.

In his Twitter account @EPN the president said that “On World Autism Awareness Day, we encourage everyone’s efforts to provide health, education, work and recreation”.

In the blog of the federal government, in an article entitled: “By the inclusion of people with autism,” notes that according to the Mexican Autism Clinic in the country, one of every 300 children live with autism. In addition it is estimated that each year more than six thousand new cases are recorded.

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He said Mexico has the general law for the Care and Protection of Persons with Autism Spectrum Condition that promises the inclusion of people with this condition, especially in the most important areas of life, including healthcare and work.

It is important to work for the inclusion of people with Autism Spectrum Condition in the fields of health, education, work and recreation, he said.

That is giving them the opportunity to have a diagnosis and rehabilitation therapies, the right to receive a quality education and easy incorporation into regular schools; in addition to obtain employment without discrimination or prejudice and access to enjoy the culture, entertainment and sports.

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