Action in Autism calls on all families who have children with autism, autistic people and caregivers of those with autism to join us at an autism knowledge sharing and acceptance drive in G Hall, KwaMashu on 29 April from 8am-12noon.
The Inanda, Ntuzuma and KwaMashu (INK) area is situated 30km north of Durban central. It is a distance for people in the INK area to access the support and services Action in Autism provides at their offices. The INK area has approximately 510 000 residents. It is the second largest agglomeration of poor neighbourhoods in South Africa. It is also a place where approximately 15000 people with autism spectrum disorders reside.
Action in Autism is committed to ‘support autistic people and the people that support them, wherever they may live’ – the organisation has partnered with the local Area Based Management team, under the management of Linda Mbonambi to host its annual Autism Awareness and Acceptance Day in the INK area.
“We recognise the scarcity of services available to people with autism and their families,. To fast track service delivery and draw attention to the plight of people with autism and their families, we will bring a host of expertise into the area to share knowledge, create partnerships and hopefully initiate a longstanding support group in the area. This initiative would not have been possible without the support of the INK ABM”
The programme of events will comprise of presentations in isiZulu on Autism, a parental perspective, a perspective from an adult with autism, and a presentation from an educational specialist on accessing education. In addition, Action in Autism will host a free diagnostic and screening clinic with three experts in the field of Autism. This is in line with the INK ABM focus area on Living Environment Improvement which seeks to promote healthy living and lifestyle.
To RSVP for this event or volunteer your services for this event, please call Action in Autism on 031 207 4858 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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