Welcome Day at the 'Asyl Miras' Autism Center in Aktobe
Raising public awareness of the problem of autism, its signs and consequences - this is the purpose of today’s Welcome Day held at the Asyl Miras Autism Center within the framework of the “Autism. One World for All” Program implemented by the Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation.
According to the data of CDC, during last years the number of children with diagnosed autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has increased worldwide. If in 2000 autism was detected in one of 150 children, then now it is one per 54 children. In Kazakhstan, according to the Psychological, Medical and Pedagogical Consultation Service, autism was diagnosed in 3820 children, however, according to international experts, the real number of children with ASD significantly exceeds this figure. So, according to the calculations of Dr. Eric Von Bonn, Director of the Autism Institute at the Oregon State University (USA), 59 thousand children have autism spectrum disorders in our country. However, most of them do not receive proper skill correction.
“Key problem in the autism issues is low level of awareness among citizens about the signs and consequences of the autism spectrum disorders (ASD), in this connection the children needed correction do not get necessary attention of specialists and parents. At the same time, autism is not a disease, it is a special condition of child development that is expressed in gaps in communications, social interactions and behavior. Such gaps are mostly subject to correction and the earlier the ASD is detected in a child, the more effective correction is. A child must be instilled the skills of communication and self-dependence to a greater or lesser degree so that quality of his/her life and life of his/her family is maintained at usual level. Therefore, it is very important to draw public attention to the problems of autism and raise the general awareness level,” said Marat Aitmagambetov, Director of the Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation.
The Bulat Utemuratov Foundation has been implementing the “Autism. One World for All” program since 2015. It is aimed at studying and implementing the most effective methods of care for children with ASD. Within the framework of the program, Asyl Miras Autism Centers were established in eight cities of Kazakhstan (Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Kyzylorda, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Aktobe, Uralsk, Shymkent, and Petropavlovsk). Their main task is detection of ASD at the earliest stage, socialisation of children, and development of their essential skills. 7.5 thousand children were diagnosed in the centers, more than 5.5 thousand children were enrolled in the programs, and 4.3 thousand children completed the programs. Asyl Miras Autism Centers work on a fee-free basis.
“At our centers, we use the programs developed by the University of California and the Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta. They have proven their effectiveness both abroad and in the Asyl Miras Centers: every child who has undergone training shows progress in development,” said Marat Aitmagambetov, Director of the Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation.
Asyl Miras Autism Center was opened in Aktobe in April 2018. Here, children with ASD aged 0 to 15 years receive a full range of services for early diagnostics, psychological and pedagogical intervention and social adaptation, and their parents receive support, assistance and advice on teaching children. The Center has 6 intervention programs: Early Support, Intensive Course, Jasper, Learning Skills Development, Life Skills Development, Social Skills Development.
Almost 500 children were diagnosed and 327 of them were enrolled in the corresponding programs for two and a half years of work of the Aktobe Asyl Miras Center. In cooperation with the Health Department of the Aktobe Region, in 2019, the Center conducted an autism screening test for children (M-CHAT) in district central hospitals and municipal polyclinics. The screening covered about 400 children, 64 of them had an average risk of ASD development, and 42 had a high risk. These children were invited to the intervention programs at the Asyl Miras Center.
“Due to low public awareness, we believe that not all children with suspected ASD were covered by the check last year. We will continue screening children in the region as soon as the situation returns to normal and the restrictions related to the spread of coronavirus infection are lifted. We urge parents who notice developmental delays in their children to contact pediatricians in district polyclinics, or apply for diagnostics at our Center. Remember: the sooner a child with ASD begins to get qualified help, the more chances he/she has to live a full life in the future, get an education, a profession, be engaged in his/her favourite activities and acquire own family,” explained Almira Kalimova, Head of the Aktobe Asyl Miras Autism Center.
The Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation jointly with the Red Crescent of Kazakhstan and ForteBank rendered assistance to 62 families in Shetsky district of the Karaganda region to the amount of about 10 million Tenge. The persons aggrieved were issued the Help Cards of ForteBank to which the funds of the Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation were transferred in an amount of 30,000 Tenge per one family member.
On the World Day of Informing about Autism, the Asyl Miras Autism Centers in six cities of Kazakhstan carried out the open training seminars about the issues of early detection of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and arrangement of effective assistance for children.
On March 30, the Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation carried out mass race in Kyzylorda city in order to improve awareness of citizens about autism.
BALAMEKEN Project: The Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation Allocated 450 Million Tenge for Housing Construction for Multi-child Families
150 low-income multi-child families will receive housing at the account of the regional budget and beneficent help of the Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation.
On February 5, medical equipment was transferred to the rural hospital of Agadyr settlement in the Karaganda region. The Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation transferred equipment of new generations to the hospital to the amount of 55,424,480 Tenge.
The Balaman Project promotes healthy lifestyle among children in Kazakhstan through the creation of entertaining and educational content in the Kazakh and Russian languages about healthy nutrition and physical activity.
On January 22, medical equipment was transferred to the Central District Hospital of Merke district of the Zhambyl region. The Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation presented equipment of new generations to the amount of 64,380,000 Tenge. It will help doctors to save more children lives as well as allow transporting serious patients to long distances.
We are often asked: what is the stage of the Almaty Main Botanic Garden Reconstruction Project? Answer to this question was given by Director of the Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation Marat Aitmagambetov in the exclusive interview to Almaty TV-channel.
Participants of New Year's children's matinees in the Asyl Miras Autism Centers were indulged in winter magic and fairy-tale wonders!
Akim of Almaty City B. Baibek and Sponsor B. Utemuratov Were Acquainted with Reconstruction Progress of Main Botanic Garden
Akim of Almaty city Baurzhan Baibek and sponsor and businessman Bulat Utemuratov visited the Main Botanic Garden for acquaintance with its reconstruction progress.
Performance in the genre of immersive theatre took place in the Asyl Miras Autism Center. Dramaturgic basis of the action became the getting acquainted with space of the Center. Guests (journalists and bloggers) dipped into its usual working morning.
100 lower-income multi-child families will receive housing thanks to the support of the Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation under Balameken Project.
The Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation and the Red Crescent rendered assistance to the victims of the mudflow in Almaty region
As a result of heavy rains and mudflow on June 3, most of Pijim village in Panfilov district of Almaty region was under water and mud. The natural disaster damaged roads, houses and farms of local residents.
Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation with Assistance of Red Crescent Help to Aggrieved Residents of Arys Town
The Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation jointly with the Red Crescent proceed to issue the help cards to the aggrieved population of Arys town within the framework of the program for assistance provision to Kazakhstani in case of emergency situations of natural and technogenic nature.
The best world practices have become available for children with autism spectrum disorders of Shymkent city. Today, Asyl Miras Autism Center of the Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation was opened with the support of the Akimat of Shymkent city.
Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation Allocated USD 2 Million for Housing Construction for 100 Families in Arys Town
50 duplex houses, each of which is designed for two families, will be constructed at the account of the Foundation’s money.
The Main Botanic Garden will be closed for visiting for the period of active reconstruction phase from July 1 to November 1, 2019.
Two concerts, nine music CDs and previously unreleased songs were included in the gift collector's edition of Batyrkhan Shukenov’s albums.
Issues of children autism were the key topic of KAZDENTEXPO-YUG-2019 exhibition, which will be held on September 17-18, 2019 in Shymkent city.
On August 24 and 25, in Shchuchinsk-Borovoe resort zone of the Akmola region, the largest charitable event of the country - Burabike Fest 2019, the seventh sports and music festival, was held. This year, the organizers - the Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation and Rixos Borovoe Hotel updated the event format, extending its duration to two days and expanding the program. As a result, Burabike Fest 2019 once again beat a record both on the number of participants and the charitable amounts.
On October 3, 2019, opening ceremony of the Asyl Miras Autism Center took place in the city of Petropavlovsk. The Center was opened within the framework of joint project of the Education Administration of the North Kazakhstan region, the Education Division of Petropavlosk city and the Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation.
They are the students of two higher educational institutions and two specialized music schools.
The Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation has presented houses to 100 families in Arys as part of the Balameken project
The Bulat Utemuratov's Charitable Foundation has completed the construction of houses for 100 families in Arys as part of the Balameken project.
BURABIKE FEST SPORTS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019 RECEIVED EVENTIADA IPRA GOLDEN WORLD AWARDS, A PRESTIGIOUS AWARD IN THE FIELD OF COMMUNICATIONS
The largest charitable event in Kazakhstan, annually held by the Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation, took the 2nd place in the Best Voluntary Project nomination
Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation expanded its activities in 2019. The total amount allocated for charity projects amounted to more than KZT 6 billion, which is six times more than a year before. This was announced at the press conference following the results of the meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation, which was held today in Nur-Sultan. The results of the year were summarized by members of the Board of Trustees Almaz Sharman, Olzhas Suleimenov, Zhaniya Aubakirova and Director of the Foundation Marat Aitmagambetov.
BULAT UTEMURATOV’S FOUNDATION PRESENTED ARTIFICIAL LUNG VENTILATION APPARATUS TO THE HOSPITAL IN SHELEK
The Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation has presented the artificial lung ventilation apparatus to the district hospital in Shelek Village, Almaty Region. The hospital became the first beneficiary that received medical equipment following the results of the VII Burabike Fest 2019 Sports and Music Festival.
Мы приглашаем участвовать всех заинтересованных людей, в том числе специалистов, родителей и родственников детей с РАС, врачей и организации, занимающиеся вопросами аутизма.
The Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation announces a competition of projects among the concerned non-profit organizations for conducting information campaigns among the population.
ЕСИЛЬСКАЯ РАЙОННАЯ БОЛЬНИЦА СТАЛА КРУПНЕЙШИМ БЕНЕФИЦИАРОМ BURABIKE FEST
ПЕРИНАТАЛЬНЫЙ ЦЕНТР ПОЛУЧИЛ ОБОРУДОВАНИЕ ДЛЯ СПАСЕНИЯ НЕДОНОШЕННЫХ НОВОРОЖДЕННЫХ С ТЯЖЕЛОЙ АСФИКСИЕЙ
ПЕРИНАТАЛЬНЫЙ ЦЕНТР ПОЛУЧИЛ ОБОРУДОВАНИЕ ДЛЯ СПАСЕНИЯ НЕДОНОШЕННЫХ НОВОРОЖДЕННЫХ С ТЯЖЕЛОЙ АСФИКСИЕЙ
The Bulat Utemuratov Foundation allocated 200 million Tenge to take measures to combat coronavirus in the cities of Nur-Sultan and Almaty. The Foundation will purchase express testing sets to identify COVID19 virus in the body and jointly with the Ministry and departments of health of the two cities will organize mobile testing stations.
On March 27, 2020, CDC, the USA, published the two-year report on prevalence of children diagnosed autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Period of the study: 2016.
April 2 is the World Autism Awareness Day. This is an important date for the Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation.
The Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation donated 47 thousand sets of coronavirus rapid tests to the city health departments of Nur-Sultan and Almaty each. The charitable organization allocated 200 million Tenge for the project implementation.
The Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation allocated 200 million Tenge to combat coronavirus, purchased 94 thousand rapid tests and transferred them in equal parts to the Health Departments of Nur-Sultan and Almaty for population screening
The Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation jointly with the Red Crescent of Kazakhstan and ForteBank continue the implementation of the “Aid Card” Project to provide financial support to citizens of Kazakhstan who suffered from natural and man-made disasters.
The Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation allocated more than 33 million Tenge to flood victims in the north of Kazakhstan
The Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation and the Red Crescent of Kazakhstan provided financial assistance to a total amount of more than 33 million Tenge to 197 families affected by spring floods in the north of the country.
Three new up-to-date entrance pavilions, beautification of 17.7 Ha of public areas, 2,760 additional cubic meter of water per day for plant watering, 13 kilometers of irrigation canals, many kilometers of drip and automatic irrigation systems, 1,500 grass-root lanterns, 130 surveillance cameras, 250 benches, 50 thousand square meters of renewed roads, 174.3 thousand of new plants are the results of the Almaty Main Botanic Garden reconstruction.
President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev got acquainted with Reconstruction of the Botanic Garden of Almaty
President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev visited the Main Botanic Garden as part of his working visit to Almaty. The head of the state got acquainted with the results of the botanic garden reconstruction. The project was initiated in 2018 by the Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation at the request of the Institute of Botany and Phytointroduction.
The first module laboratory complex for prompt and high-accuracy PCR screening of population for coronavirus was launched in the capital. The unique mobile laboratory having high-level biosafety and process automation was handed over gratuitously by the Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation to the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Akimat of Nur-Sultan City.
The Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation summarized the results of the Almaty Botanic Garden Reconstruction Project
Over 210 thousand persons visited the Almaty Botanic Garden within three months since its opening on June 15 after the reconstruction. For comparison: about 50 thousand persons visited the garden within 2017, which was the peak year in terms of attendance over the previous decade. The heads of the Foundation and the Institute of Botany and Phytointroduction summarized the results of the renovated garden operation and spoke about their future plans.
The Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation donated houses to 150 families affected by the flood in Makhtaaral district
150 houses were built by the Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation in Myrzakent, Makhtaaral district, Turkestan region for victims of the flood that took place last spring as a result of the dam failure. Today, the keys to the houses were donated to their future residents with the participation of Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Roman Sklyar and Akim of the Turkestan region Umirzak Shukeyev.
The ability to recognize the handwriting of beloved ones is from the same area of knowledge as the ability to hear their laughter in a crowd, know them by their walk from a distance, and distinguish a silhouette even if your vision is -3.5. However, can you remember when you wrote letters by hand to your friend, beloved one, grandfather and grandmother from another city? Do you know their handwriting? Do they know yours?
2020 жылы жеке қайырымдылық ұйымы коронавируспен күресуге, мұқтаж жандарға үйлер салуға, Алматы қаласының ботаникалық бағын қайта құруды аяқтауға және басқа да әлеуметтік жобаларға 5,2 млрд. теңге бағыттады
The best world practices and methods of working with children with autism spectrum disorders will be introduced in the Pavlodar Region. Today, there was the opening of the Asyl Miras Autism Center created by joint efforts of the Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation and the Akimat of the Pavlodar Region.
On the World Autism Awareness Day, the Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation reminds of the early diagnosis importance
Increasing knowledge about autism, its causes and symptoms can significantly improve the quality of life of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and his/her family. On the World Autism Awareness Day, Asyl Miras Center specialists conduct webinars and online meetings with parents and teachers and remind them of the importance of timely seeking aid.
The Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation supported the Yel Tiregi - Yelbassy Campaign of the Halyk Charitable Foundation
4,000 food baskets formed by the Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation will be delivered to residents of the most densely populated cities of the country: Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Shymkent and Kyzylorda.
Flood victims in Petropavlovsk received over 43 million Tenge from the Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation
Within the framework of the Aid Card project, implemented by the Red Crescent of Kazakhstan, the Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation and Fortebank, 861 residents of the North Kazakhstan region will receive financial assistance for a total amount over 43 million Tenge. As a result of the intense snow melting, the suburban area of Petropavlovsk turned out to be in the flooded zone.
The Bulat Utemuratov Foundation will allocate 1 million Tenge to each family that lost their houses during a large-scale fire in Ridder
Each family affected by the fire in Ridder will receive 1 million Tenge from the Bulat Utemuratov Foundation within the framework of the Aid Card project implemented jointly with the Red Crescent of Kazakhstan and Fortebank.
The Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation and the Red Crescent of Kazakhstan rendered assistance to the victims of the major fire in Ridder town
Residents of Ridder town in the East Kazakhstan region, whose houses burned down in a fire on May 10, received “Aid Cards” totalling 30 million Tenge from the Bulat Utemuratov Foundation as part of the joint project with the Red Crescent of Kazakhstan and Fortebank.
The Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation is launching the Leadership Academy program in cooperation with the Akimats of the Turkestan Region and Shymkent. The program goal is to support and develop leadership skills among schoolchildren in grades 5-11 and teach skills that are in demand and that are not taught in school
The first project stage will start in Almaty, where the Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation will install greenhouses in 16 public schools. In the next two years, Nur-Sultan and Shymkent will join the initiative by installing 40 more greenhouses. The first greenhouse was opened at school No. 177 of the Zhetysu District of Almaty.
The Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation will allocate more than 200 million Tenge to victims of drought in the Aral district
The funds will be transferred to the Aralym-Aidyn Shalkarym Public Foundation, which will then be distributed for the priority needs of the affected population. In the region, the problem of livestock access to water and fodder supply is acute due to the prolonged drought. At the moment, more than 500 heads of cattle have already died in the area.
The Bulat Utemuratov Foundation has launched the Jas Leader Akademiiasy program in Turkestan, the spiritual capital of the Turkic world. The goal of the program is to support and develop leadership skills among students in grades 5-11. Children will be taught skills that are in demand, which are not taught in school - communication skills, speaking in front of an audience, planning and time management, self-presentation and development of self-confidence.
Akim of Almaty Bakytzhan Sagintayev planted cucumber seeds in the greenhouse of the Green Schools project. The project was initiated by the Bulat Utemuratov Foundation. It is designed to create high-tech greenhouses in educational institutions.
40 needy families of Aral city of the Kyzylorda Region got new houses under the Balameken Project of the Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation. Multi-child families, orphans, people with disabilities and families living in unfit houses have become the owners of new apartments. Today the keys to the apartments were handed over to their future residents with the participation of Gulshara Abdykalikova, the Akim of the Kyzylorda Region.
Bulat Utemuratov Foundation intends to construct a new terminal of 'Korkyt Ata' airport in Kyzylorda
Akimat of Kyzylorda region signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Bulat Utemuratov Foundation. This was announced today by Akim of the region Gulshara Abdykalikova during a briefing at the Central Communications Service under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
10 houses were donated to needy families in Maktaaral district of Turkestan region. The new houses were presented by the private charity foundation of entrepreneur-philanthropist, statesman and public figure Bulat Utemuratov.
School greenhouses and construction of a new airport terminal: The Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation summed up the year’s results
In 2021, the Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation allocated 3 billion Tenge for projects in the field of healthcare, education, culture and support for those in need.
«Асыл Мирас» аутизм орталығының жаңа ғимараты Қонаев көш., 122 мекенжайы бойынша орналасқан. Орталықтың аумағын ұлғайту арқасында жылына 300-ге жуық отбасы бейімделу бағдарламасымен қамтылады. Бүгін Алматы қаласының әкімі Бақытжан Сағынтаев жаңа орталықты аралап, мамандардың жұмысымен танысты.
The Foundation named after Batyrkhan Shukenov and the Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation are pleased to share with you the news about the release of a limited edition of Otan Ana album vinyl record of Batyrkhan Shukenov.
Бүгін Таразда аутизм спектрі бұзылған (АСБ) балаларды қолдау мақсатында жаңа «Асыл Мирас» аутизм орталығы ашылды. Тараз қаласы Болат Өтемұратов Қорының аутизм орталықтар желісі жұмыс істейтін Қазақстандағы оныншы қала болды. Жамбыл облысы әкімдігімен бірлесе отырып ашылған орталық келесі мекенжай бойынша орналасқан: Асқаров к., 47, және жылына 300 балаға дейін қабылдай алатын болады.
The Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation in cooperation with Red Crescent of Kazakhstan and Forte Bank have issued the Aid Cards to people who suffered from the spring floods to the total amount of more than 110 mln tenge. Targeted financial aid has been provided to 224 families to mitigate the consequences of the destructive floods in Aktobe, Pavlodar and Western Kazakhstan regions.
111 million tenge was allocated to provide assistance to residents of Turkestan region affected by rain floods
The Bulat Utemuratov Foundation in cooperation with the Red Crescent of Kazakhstan and ForteBank provided targeted financial assistance to residents affected by rain floods in the Saryagash and Kazygurt districts of Turkestan region. For these purposes, more than 111 million tenge was allocated, on average, each family received 600 thousand tenge.
To September 1, 2023, a new school for 1,500 students will be opened in Kosshy town of the Akmola Region. The charity project worth about 7.5 billion Tenge is financed by the Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation. Upon completion of construction, the school will be donated to the city.
The Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation presented a project of a new passenger terminal of Kyzylorda airport
The Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation presented a project of a new passenger terminal of Korkyt Ata airport. The estimated cost of the project, which is being implemented by the Verny Capital Group, is about USD 25 million. Upon construction completion, the facility will be donated to the communal ownership of the city.
More than 4 thousand Kazakhstanis, whose houses had been damaged by floods, received the targeted financial aid within the Aid Card Project.