Kuwait— Abdulmohsen Al-Kharafi, the Secretary General for Kuwait Awqaf Public Foundation (KAPF) which sponsors the Kuwait Center for Autism (KCA), said that remarkable achievements have been achieved by the center in just a short period of time, which paved the way for its prominence in the international scene.
Speaking at a press conference for the World Autism Organization’s 2014 General Assembly, Al-Kharafi said that the KCA is one of the most successful endowment projects of the KAFP.
The Secretary General noted that the center’s accomplishments were achieved through its cooperation with research centers and specialized international organizations.
On Tuesday, the Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Planning and Development Hind Al-Sabeeh opened the International Autism Congress 2014 on behalf of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. She told the gathering that His Highness the Amir, was recently honored as a “Humanitarian Leader” by the UN and that he pays major attention to the disabled, autistic patients in particular.
The World Autism Organization’s 2014 General Assembly held in Kuwait under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah was a three day congress ending today. Over 36 countries were represented in the assembly, which included workshops, lectures, and keynote speeches to be conducted by a number of international autism experts.