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Mission

To provide a “go to community” for parents and caregivers of infants, children, teens, young adults, and even mature adults who have as part of their family unit someone who is on the autistic spectrum, giving human and social contact and reassurance to all that we are not alone in this struggle of providing care and love to someone difficult to understand. Far too often, parents and caregivers find that they are left to fend for themselves when they have an autistic child or infant. Professional advice cannot replace the need to know others can offer empathy and support. Ordinary experiences shared with others similar to you go a long way to lift spirits and provide company.

Vision

To create a community where persons suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families receive respect, services, and support based on individual differences, needs, and preferences.

Objectives

  • To create a community where persons suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families receive respect, services, and support based on individual differences, needs, and preferences.
  • To promote the interests of individuals and families affected by autism and to lobby for improvements in their educational opportunities.

Major Achievements

  • Advocated for better and more extensive special education classrooms and more special education teachers
  • Advocated for the provision of special ed preschool, as early intervention led by trained teachers is the only way that infants on the spectrum have the best chance of developing their skills and making headway with their developmental challenges
  • Currently leasing an old disused building owned by the Government of Barbados and adapting it into a Basic Life Skills learning Centre, for teens just out of school, for young adults, and even for mature persons in their 30s. The goal will be to offer lessons in life skills that the rest of us take for granted, such as handling money when going to the supermarket, buying clothes, doing the laundry, using a washing machine, making a hot drink, looking after oneself, and taking the bus.
  • Offering other community services, such as exercise classes for the physically and mentally disabled

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NGO Contact Information President: Frederick Johnson

Frederick Johnson

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