Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic sent an initiative to the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs to allow parents and guardians of children and adults with autism to move, in a limited time frame, near their place of residence, during the general ban on movement, due to maintaining daily routines and habits that are very important to them.

Commissioner points out that the problem mentioned could be solved by sending a request for going out to a specially designated telephone number, after which applicants would receive an SMS message with permission to go out within a period of one hour. In this way, it would be easier for parents and guardians to obtain a permit in the form of an SMS message that would be a valid proof in case of control, so that they can be outside during the period of general restraint. Commissioner states that such solution could be used for some other cases of issuing movement permits, if the pandemic extends for a longer period.

Also, the Initiative states that it is necessary for social work centers to be involved in the protection of people with autism in case their parents or guardians become ill from COVID19.

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