Hopesetters Autism Center based in Tema in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana, has added its voice to calls for the inclusion of persons with disabilities, including persons with autism into mainstream society.
According to the founder of Hopesetters, Madam Baaba Enchil, awareness about the condition must go along with acceptance and inclusion.
She, therefore, calls on teachers to ensure that their students with autism are not made spectators or just added to the crowd but must be involved in their activities.
She also wants the general public to stop stigmatising and discriminating against families of people with autism.
Madam Baaba Enchill was speaking with DisabilityNewsGH on Saturday, April 1, 2023, after a walk to raise awareness about the autism spectrum in Tema.
Various youth groups and organisations including keep fit clubs, masquerading groups, and other autism centers outside Tema came together to walk from Tema community 1 through to community 12 to raise awareness about the condition.
The walk formed part of several activities Hopesetters Autism Center has lined up to educate the public about the inclusion of persons with autism throughout the month.
There was a health screening exercise after the walk.