Raising Autism Awareness in African Countries

Autism awareness ribbon

Autism awareness in Zimbabwe, like in many African countries, is very low.  This is true not only amongst the general population but also amongst professionals who should be trusted to provide guidance to parents about their child’s development. When children Read More …

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5 Steps to Empowered Special Needs Parenting

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Very few things will ever change your life as profoundly as having a child with special needs. Nothing prepares you for it because everything you ever imagined about parenting becomes useless.   When my oldest son was diagnosed with autism, Read More …

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Autism in Africans

Crying Black woman

  I can still remember the man’s exact words: “how can I tell them, they wouldn’t understand”. They, were his brother and family members living elsewhere in Canada. What he couldn’t tell them was that his son had autism. I Read More …

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To Myself on the Day of My Son’s Autism Diagnosis

Have you ever wished you could go back and give yourself some pertinent advice at an important stage in your life? What would you say to your old self? Here’s what I would have said to myself the day my Read More …

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People with Autism See the World Differently

A lot has been said about the lack of eye contact in people with autism. Some people even try to force children with autism to make eye contact. I was fascinated by this article article in which eye-tracking software was used to show that Read More …

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