Action in Autism Support Group/Public Forum:
“Seeing Me in You: Embracing Difference”
Action in Autism, the non-profit lobbying and advocacy group formed by parents to obtain basic rights and services for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is hosting a Public Forum “Seeing Me in You: Embracing Difference” on Saturday 16 May at St Augustine’s School, John Zikhali Road, Durban, from 2pm to 5pm.
“The forum will look at how we see the I, the me, the us and the we in other people?” explains Chairperson of Action in Autism, Liza Aziz. “We will discuss how we can create an inclusive, embracing society that accepts and celebrates difference. Our guest speakers are former Constitutional Court Judge and human rights activist Zak Yacoob, and social arts activist Nise Malange, who will contribute to the discussion around creating a more humane and accepting society.”
Anyone is welcome to join the conversation. People attending are invited to bring a plate of something to eat to share with the group.
To RSVP or for more information on Action in Autism, please contact 031 207 4858, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neuro-developmental condition that affects the social, communication, and sensory aspects of a person’s development and experience. Compounding these difficulties with our country’s history of segregation and exclusion further isolated people with ASD. It was right up until 2005 that there was only one Special Needs School that catered for learners with ASD. Then too it was only for those who had low level care needs. The majority of people with Autism were confined to home.
About Action in Action
Action in Autism, a non-profit lobbying and advocacy group formed by parents to obtain basic rights and services for people with ASD, works to deconstruct this legacy of discrimination and stigmatization by building partnerships between people with ASD, their families, the community, the government sector and private/public enterprises. “Drawing on the experiences of xenophobia, racism, injustice and discrimination against people with disability and difference, how do we create a humane, inclusive society?” asks Liza Aziz, a parent of a teenager with autism, and the organisation’s founder.
ACTION IN AUTISM
031 207 4858