AUTISM

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a life-long developmental disorder, which impacts primarily three areas of social interaction, communication and repetitive and restricted behaviors activities and interests.

Our Mission

To Create awareness, prevent attacks and a possible re-integration of people with this condition will have a say in our modern day society. 

Our Goals

We here at ENAT community are determined deliver to opportunities and a greater range of supported living options for people with autism and their families

Down syndrome and autism are both equal opportunity conditions, meaning that anyone, anywhere, regardless of race, creed or socioeconomic status, can have a child with either condition. It is believed that up to 18%(some research suggests up to 39%) of individuals with Down syndrome also have autism spectrum disorder.

National Down Syndrome Congress

Understanding Autism

 

Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), according to the World Health Organization (WHO), refers to a range of conditions characterized by some degree of impaired social behavior, communication and language, and a narrow range of interests and activities that are both unique to the individual and carried out repetitively.

The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that people with ASD often have problems with social, emotional, and communication skills. Signs of ASD begin during early childhood and typically last throughout a person’s life. They might repeat certain behaviors and might not want change in their daily activities. Many people with ASD also have different ways of learning, paying attention, or reacting to things.

Autism to Ethiopian context has been treated poorly as the children with these disorders are often isolated and hidden from society predominantly due to superstitious reasoning leading them to poor health and nutrition problems. Additionally it is addressed poorly as governmental or social stakeholders are not seen giving due efforts to the magnitude of the condition occurring nationwide that was estimated to be about 500,000 children, 

according to a study conducted by Burton (2016)

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