Under its auspices of the Ministry of Social Solidarity and the Egyptian Autistic Society، Autism Campaign "Pass on the light" (Eid Btsalm Eid) is scheduled to be launched in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO).
The Egyptian Autistic Society has chosen Egyptian actress، Shereen Reda early February as the Ambassador of Autism Awareness Campaign "Pass on the light" (Eid Btsalm Eid) which is held annually to raise Autism Disorder awareness and to understand more about it in the Egyptian society.
Shereen has participated in many community and environmental events، such as the celebration of World Oceans Day، and visited the victims of terrorist bombings in the churches of Tanta and Alexandria at the Nasser Institute، in addition to her participation in animal welfare campaigns.
Shereen is set to raise awareness in a film about patients with autism، about how the society deals with them، with the participation of a group of youth and children of autism.
The actress said that she would do her best to ensure the campaign success to bring greater benefit to those children with autism، stressing that the society provides them with all means of material and moral support.
She said she was happy to participate in this campaign، noting that it targets the largest number of children with autism within Egypt.
"Autistic people must be integrated into society through awareness of the best way to deal with them in their daily lives، so that the surrounding community can become familiar with autism and how to deal with it،" she said.
In a related context، Founder and President of Egyptian Autistic Society، Dr. Dahlia Soliman said that this campaign comes to transfer knowledge and raise awareness to a number of specialists who deal with the children and youth of autism.
“The Association is teaching and training 9 specialists from each province on how to deal with autistic children and youth، Centers and NGOs from all governorates.” She pointed out.
Noteworthy، Shereen Reda is an Egyptian actress and a model. She is the daughter of artist and star Mahmoud Reda.
She started off her career working in advertisements and in fawazeer (Ramadan riddles).
In 1989 she tied the knot with Egyptian megastar Amr Diab. The couple was divorced in 1992 after having her first born daughter "Nour".