Ambassador of Autistan in Kazakhstan
ambassador-kz (@) autistan.org
In July 2016, we met Adiyar Zharmenov, a young man with “Asperger autism” (i.e. a light form of autism), who was attending the Pioneer Inclusive Summer Camp.
After some time, we offered him to be the Ambassador of Autistan in Kazakhstan.
He thought about it during a few days, and he accepted.
He wrote the following text, which nicely describes the concept.
By Adiyar Zharmenov,
Ambassador of Autistan to Kazakhstan
I know how important it is to fit into society.
As well as helping small autistic children fit into society and start changing their lives.
Autistan is a special project.
As part of this project, Autistan pages were created in more than fifty domain zones.
Now, that we have the first embassy, I would like to believe that in the future, Autistan
embassies network will cover the world.
Adiyar Zharmenov at the top of the Pioneer peak
during a hike up there
He was a student in the USA, but now (in 2021) he lives in Almaty (his hometown).
Adiyar’s graduation and medal
at Hofstra university in New York (may 2017)
At the moment (2021), due to the very slow development of the concept (because of the lack of means), the Ambassadors of Autistan did not really have the opportunity to carry out their functions (which are still to be defined more accurately).