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Health Ministry to open the National Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Libyan Cloud News Agency – Tripoli

Preparations are under way to open the National Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Tripoli.

The Presidential Council approved the establishment of the center in 2018, based on a proposal submitted by the Ministry of Health, to be the largest center in North Africa.

The center consists of three buildings. The first building contains the clinics section, the administration, the meeting room, and a hotel for the medical staff and supervisors. The second building contains the early diagnosis section, while the third building contains the accommodation services, the pool, the restaurant, the laundry, and a room for games.

The assistant director of the center, Mustafa Abu Rawi, told the Libyan Cloud News Agency that the center will provide early intervention services using the latest educational tests, in addition to diagnostic services through intelligence, behavior, daily and functional life and communication skills to contribute to improving the behavior and skills of children with autism spectrum disorder.

He said that the number of recorded cases amounted to 883, while the number of cases registered through the center’s website reached 1500.

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