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Deputy Mayor knows the facilities of different associations for the disabled in Cartagena (02/03/2016)

Ana Belén Castejon has devoted part of his agenda this morning, Wednesday, March 2, to visit associations of disabled people and get to know its facilities and the needs they have, as is the case for the Community Integration of Persons Association with Mental Illness Cartagena and Shire (APICES) and the Association for Autism Spectrum Disorder person in the region of Murcia (ASTEAMUR).

First, the Deputy Mayor accompanied by the Councillor for Social Services, Carmen Martin Love, and Regional Representative, Antonio Gillamón, has come to APICES. This association has in Santa Ana a day center which features shuttle service, dining, social, psychological, medical and psychiatric care and carried out numerous programs to encourage and assist the integration of these people who need so much support from the administration.

Deputy Mayor has shown its willingness to resume contacts with the La Caixa Foundation to support projects tutored living in flats where they live people with mental disorders.

Then midmorning Castejon has attended ASTEAMUR facilities, involving children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, according to their families and intervening therapeutically to improve their quality of life.

Currently about 60 children through both individual and group specialized classrooms.

The president of ASTEAMUR, Nani Martinez De Haro, said the need to expand its facilities, which are small , given the increasing diagnosis of this disorder in the region, and can thus accommodate more families.

The association, although they have been carried out extension works, still has a very small space, which places mainly need to get the seat expand and leave no family out, as the president has signed.

Deputy Mayor has indicated the need to move forward together to this cause: We have shared projects we do together with great enthusiasm, eager and sensitivity you need this topic.

We can not allow the public administrations in the end all falls on the parents.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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