Autism awareness

Autism awareness

Autism awareness

IMG_2178On 8 July 2016, Cindy van Zyl (BEd. Educational Therapist at Beudene) will be presenting a course on the basics of Autism. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability  that can cause significant social, communication and behavioural challenges.

There is often nothing about how people with ASD look that sets them apart from other people, but people with ASD may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in ways that are different from most other people.  About 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network.

Cindy and Beudene Daycare for Disabled are offering a day-workshop where many questions will be answered about ASD like: what is Autism, what Autism may look like, early identification of Autism, what to do when suspecting a child has Autism, what not to do when suspecting a child has Autism and where to find support.

For more information, contact Cindy van Zyl on  072 485 6551.

More about Beudene Daycare For Disabled

Beudene Daycare for Disabled is a daycare for children and adults with all kinds of disabilities. Beudene celebrates this year its 19th birthday this year and have a staff compliment of 5 who help care for 50-75 people with disabilities on a daily basis. The disabilities range from slightly intellectually impaired to severe, Cerebral Palsy, Autism and multiple disabilities.

Our service is to provide a loving, safe and stimulating care centre for individuals with disabilities and their families. Beudene's aim is to develop well balanced and happy individuals who will be participating members of the broader community.

Beudene's service to the Autism Spectrum Disorder population has risen from 2 to 20 since July 2015. Most of these learners are young Sesotho boys with an intellectual ability to achieve independence but need a lot of personal and individual stimulation.

An introduction to Autism


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