Autism Namibia is an association made up of parents, their children with ASD, adults with ASD and professionals who are interested in promoting the well-being of persons with autism spectrum disorders within Namibia, and to provide a network between the various autism organisations world-wide.Our aim is to provide support and assistance as well as training in the field of autism to parents and professionals.In the current economic climate and with the diverse needs of various members of the community this is becoming increasingly difficult.
To reach our goal, the following is on our agenda:
Sensitizing the community and government as to the needs, rights and support systems for persons with ASD
Training of professionals and parents in detecting autism spectrum disorders and assessment methods.
Setting up offices, resource centre and library services, etc. to provide support and training to parents and professionals.
To have an ongoing system of identifying children with ASD and providing support to them and/or their parents, teachers and professionals.
Setting up and implementing alternative and augmentative communication methods for persons with ASD’s and other disorders.
Identifying schools and other venues to mainstream, partly mainstream or otherwise educate persons with ASD according to their needs.This includes classrooms,early intervention centres, training locales, autism specific schools, adult sheltered workshops and leisure facilities.
Transitioning and job coaching for persons with ASD.