What We Do
We create awareness, provide psycho-social support, share information and promote the wellbeing of persons with ASD
Autism awareness, acceptance and inclusion
Combating stereotypes, prejudices and harmful practices relating to persons with autism and promoting recognition of their skills, merits and abilities helps to foster an all inclusive society.
Advocacy and awareness
In line with Article 8 of the United Nations Convention on the rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) goal of awareness raising outlined;
- To raise awareness throughout society and at the family level, regarding persons with disabilities, and to foster respect for their rights and dignity.
- To combat stereotypes, prejudices and harmful practices, in all areas of their life;
- To promote awareness of their capabilities and contributions.
Promote training and learning
Advocating for Adoption of a learner-centered pedagogy which acknowledges that everyone has unique needs that can be accommodated through a continuum of teaching approaches
Provide psycho-social support
In line with the World Health Organization (WHO) goal of promotion of parent’s support groups in the “Comprehensive and coordinated efforts for the management of autism spectrum disorders” that takes note of the Burden of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Note no. 9 of the guideline outlines the following;
- Autism spectrum disorders impose a huge emotional and economic burden on families.
- Caring for children with these disorders is demanding, especially in contexts where access to services and support are inadequate.
- Worldwide, most individuals with such a ASD and their families do not receive any care from health or social care systems.
Health information and services
Advocate for access to health services needed by persons with autism specifically designed to minimize and prevent further challenges among children and older persons;
Did you know
It is estimated that worldwide 1 in 160 children has an ASD
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a diverse group of conditions. They are characterised by some degree of difficulty with social interaction and communication. Other characteristics are atypical patterns of activities and behaviours, such as difficulty with transition from one activity to another, a focus on details and unusual reactions to sensations
through advocacy, awareness, social support, training and equipping we break prejudices, stereotypes and promote positive perception towards people with autism