Today, the likelihood of a child being diagnosed with any form of a neurodevelopmental condition is 1 in 65. These special individuals end up having to cope with a systematic lack of provision of rights, resources, and services. They face exclusion at all levels of their daily lives and find themselves struggling to defend their basic rights. Their right to normalcy becomes more and more evasive.
The #ana3adi campaign was officially launched by OpenMinds during its 6th annual gala in April 2019, with the screening of five short movie clips addressing the yearning of “special” individuals to be treated as regular peers. The campaign highlights the necessity for genuine acceptance and inclusion of Special Needs Individuals in schools and in the workplace.
In a world where everyone is trying to be different, many yearn to be “regular”.