THE Mulenga Autism Foundation has commemorated this year’s World Autism Awareness Day which falls on April 2 with a call on increased awareness of the condition.
Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them.
According to World Health Organisation (WHO) statics, out of every 160 children in the world, one has autism.
The Mulenga Autism Foundation wants increased awareness to help the Zambians to accept individuals that have Autism.
This year’s Day was commemorated under the theme “CELEBRATE DIVERSITY!!! TOGETHER!! FOR A BRIGHTER AUTISM LIFE”.
“Our focus this year in raising awareness is to help the community of Zambia to accept individuals that have Autism and help the families learn about the condition and how best they can find services for their child,” the foundation stated
“We want a Zambia that understands the autistic tendencies and how best they can be helped.”