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King Salman approves the National Autism Survey
King Salman approves the National Autism Survey

King Salman approves the National Autism Survey

The National Autism Spectrum Disorder Survey policy aims to implement structured procedures for early detection of autism spectrum disorder and to find ways to increase care through survey and education.

King Salman has approved a Saudi policy to conduct the National Autism Spectrum Disorder Survey.

The Secretary-General of the Saudi Health Council, Dr. Nahar bin Mazki Al-Azmi, said that King Salman's approval of the decisions
The proposals proposed by the Saudi Health Council show the Kingdom's interest in the health sector and harnessing capabilities to improve the level and quality of health. services.

He added that the policy of the National Autism Survey comes within the framework of organizing and legislating services for people with developmental and behavioral disorders in the Kingdom in coordination with the health sector and relevant authorities.

The policy aims to implement systematic procedures for early detection of autism spectrum disorder in primary health care and to find ways to increase care through national survey and health education.

Al-Azmi explained that the decision obligates the health sectors that provide services for children to gradually implement the policy by the end of 2022, and that all autism diagnoses be registered in the national registry of the Saudi Health Council.