Miss Ivory Coast Raises Autism Awareness in Africa

Autism awareness in the United States is a prominent focus of autism organizations, parents, teachers, and professionals that work with individuals on the autism spectrum. However, autism awareness is an emerging trend in many parts of the world, include countries on the continent of Africa. Miss Ivory Coast, the mother of a child on the autism spectrum, is working to raise autism awareness in Africa through the Autism Community of Africa organization.

About Melissa

Melissa is the mother of two children on the autism spectrum and strives to provide information about all aspects of autism through her blog, The Autism Education Site. Follow Melissa on Twitter. Like me on Facebook.

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  1. Patricia Mutepfa says:

    I am currently studying for Bsc Psychology and my project is on autism awareness in Zimbabwe. Please share with me what you have come across about Africans understanding autism. I feel there is a gap of knowledge about autism among Africans maybe am wrong.