Walking Autism is a Project to raise awareness and acceptance of Autism and other disabilities through the African continent, focusing on impoverished areas where knowledge, education, support and information is lacking.
Walking with camels carrying the luggage for easier access to the remote areas, better communications with the general public, and a wider reach.
Giving talks at schools, clinics, faith based groups, communities and the general public. Creating ways to offer support in communities, families and through the Government
Emphasizing the importance of education, creating support and a way for people to understand and work with autism and other disabilities. De-stigmatizing and ending discrimination of people and encourage communities to work together.Create support systems and encourage for more education through the media
Autism & disabilities in Africa
Disabilities in Africa are still quite an untouched subject, more so in the rural, impoverished areas, where the means of education, support & understanding are few. Often a child born with disabilities will not receive any schooling, due to the lack in education on disabled persons.
An adult with disabilities will not be able to gain employment or be finically stable. Stigma and discrimination are high in some areas and attitudes of witchcraft are prevalent. In extreme cases, disabled persons are abused, both physically, sexually and/or murdered.