Humans for Peace Institution organized a workshop about Autism, asking people what do you know about Autism? How to deal with Kids with Autism? What are the new changes from the Ontario Government? The 2 FREE WORKSHOPS were on June 8 at 7pm (English) and June 15 (Arabic) at 7Pm at Independent Store 2nd floor 685 River Rd, Gloucester, ON K1V 2G2, Canada.
The lecture was delivered by the behavioral therapist and specialist Autism, Ms Abeer Lababneh, who made the subject very attractive and easy to understand.
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the United States today.
We know that there is not one autism but many subtypes, most influenced by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Because autism is a spectrum disorder, each person with autism has a distinct set of strengths and challenges. The ways in which people with autism learn, think and problem-solve can range from highly skilled to severely challenged. Some people with ASD may require significant support in their daily lives, while others may need less support and, in some cases, live entirely independently.
Several factors may influence the development of autism, and it is often accompanied by sensory sensitivities and medical issues such as gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, seizures or sleep disorders, as well as mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression and attention issues.
All audience had very positive feedback and asked for more of such events.
Humans for Peace Institution was very Grateful for Ms Abeer Lababneh for her hard work.