PLAY AFRICA LAUNCHES SENSORY PLAY AREA FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM DURING WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

Promotes every child’s right to play with play space created for children with disabilities, families   Ribbon Cutting Event Friday, 20 April 2018, 10:45am. The Gateway School in Rumsig, Roodepoort   JOHANNESBURG (18 April) – Play Africa announced today the launch of its new Sensory Play exhibit, a unique hands-on play environment created especially for children with...
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PLAY AFRICA LAUNCHES SENSORY PLAY AREA FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM DURING WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

Promotes every child’s right to play with play space created for children with disabilities, families   Ribbon Cutting Event Friday, 20 April 2018, 10:45am. The Gateway School in Rumsig, Roodepoort   JOHANNESBURG (18 April) – Play Africa announced today the launch of its new Sensory Play exhibit, a unique hands-on play environment created especially for children with...
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Newspaper Craft Group – East London

There’s a newspaper craft group which meets every Saturday at Sinethemba School for Autism in East London. This group, however, is comprised of young adults, all of whom have autism. The group was started when Antoinette Bruce Alexander, Autism South Africa’s Regional Development Officer for the Eastern Cape, mom to an 18 year old young...
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Special Knead Cafe – Kyalami

Kim Rundle’s daughter is 21, has autism, is semi-verbal, dyslexic and cannot read. Many of you may read that, and be immediately confronted with thoughts of feeling sorry for Kim and her family. No need to pity the Rundle family. Instead, Kim has tackled the differences in her daughter head on, and decided, with two...
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School Placement Process

It’s coming up to the end of the year, and we are getting many frantic phone calls and emails from parents regarding school placement for 2018. So, we have put together a how to guide for getting your child into an autism specific school. For starters your child will need to have received their diagnosis...
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SAACAPAP Regional IMFAR Conference

This year, some of the Autism South Africa staff were priveldged enough to attend the Regional IMFAR conference held at Spier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. The Regional IMFAR conferences are starting to be held in a variety of locations throughout the world, and South Africa was lucky enough to have been the latest venue. IMFAR...
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Boy, aged 12, secures bus for our school

When Mark Hopkins (12) visited the Johannesburg Hospital School for Autism in Braamfontein as part of a volunteer group, he was struck by the desire to help even further. The school offers cutting-edge education to severely autistic children but must make every cent count, as it is a government school with a large proportion of...
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Autism Life

When I sit down to write this story, I stare at the empty screen because it is hard to know where and how to start it.   Before I had children, I imagined that when you have a disabled child, the child is born, and the doctors take your child away. They bring him or her back...
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