Devereux, in partnership with Healthy Minds Philly (Philadelphia DBHIDS), will be offering free in-person mental health screenings at the Philly Food Truck Festival. This is a great opportunity to check your mental health. Devereux will have on-site support, resources on mental health and how to stay well along with contact information for mental health resources available in the city of Philadelphia. All proceeds of this year's food truck festival go to funding camp opportunities for children with Autism. Learn more on Facebook.
The Center for Autism will partner with CUAs to provide a Zoom Parent Café on “The Chords of Parenting: Finding Your Rhythm” to discuss protective factors, resiliency and concrete supports for families affected by ASD. This event is being held during Autism Awareness month. CFA will be offering wellness screenings. Attendees will engage in group discussion and also have the opportunity to ask questions and break out into one-on-one private sessions to complete the online screening.
The Center for Autism will partner with CUAs to provide a Zoom Parent Café on “Empowered Resilience: Embracing New Normals” to discuss protective factors, resilience and knowledge of parenting children with autism This event is being held during Autism Awareness month. CFA will be offering wellness screenings. Attendees will engage in group discussion and also have the opportunity to ask questions and break out into one-on-one private sessions to complete the online screening.
Growing up in Nigeria, a sub- Sahara Africa country, I grew up with different myths and ideas of what a disability is and how people with disabilities should be treated. I knew they should not be isolated, segregated and not allowed to participate in normal life events. Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, live a traumatic life because Nigerian society does not believe in intellectual disabilities that do not manifest physically, such a person who lives with Down syndrome or cerebral palsy. Parents face stigma on an everyday basis if their child/children are living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The fear of what the future holds for their children in terms of obtaining adequate health care, education, employable skills and being accepted in the society is always a constant thought for parents. The above coupled with a lack of awareness, stigmatization and discrimination gave birth to my NGO- “The Autism Awareness Place” found at www.taap-ng.org. Here we create awareness and advocate about Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our goal is to create an inclusive world for children living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Lagos, Nigeria. The following are some of the ways we will continue to meet our goal: parental meet up and counseling, starting an inclusion first aide club in school and calling on teens to become advocate for an [...]