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Dress up this Casual Day for persons with disabilities

Sep 3, 2015
Dress up this Casual Day for persons with disabilities

Buy a Casual Day sticker and wear it tomorrow (Friday) to support the National Council for Persons with Disabilities. Your R10 sticker gives you the licence to have fun for the day, dress up to a “step into spring” theme and at the same time raise funds and create disability awareness.

Port Elizabeth charity Autism Eastern Cape (AEC) is a registered beneficiary of the national Casual Day and this means that for each R10 sticker sold, a portion stays in the city to support the autism community here.

Autism is a lifelong and complex developmental disability that affects communication, social interaction, behaviour and sensory integration.

AEC is a non-governmental organisation based in Walmer which gives information and support to people with autism and their families.  It has Early Intervention Centre, an adult outreach wing, an online support group, a website and a Facebook page, to help increase awareness and raise funds for autism awareness and education.

Although a registered NPO, AEC receives no government funding and raises funds independently. Buy your Casual Day sticker at Ricochet Publishing or directly from Autism Eastern Cape, (041) 581-0650, [email protected].

More on autism:

Each person is autistic in their own unique way and autism is considered a spectrum disorder, as its effects range from minimal to extremely disabling. According to the most recent figures Autism Spectrum Disorder affects one in 68 children and is four times more common in boys than girls (2014, CDC, Atlanta). However, due to its complexity it is often misdiagnosed or under-diagnosed in South Africa. For more information, contact Autism Eastern Cape on 041 581 0650, or visit its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AutismEC


Information provided by Autism Eastern Cape