Monday next week will mark the end of the autism awareness month. Over the period, parents and caregivers dealing with children on the autism spectrum have participated in various activities aimed at sharing knowledge and experiences in managing the “epidemic”.
Still, the world has not even started understanding what parents with autistic children go through daily. A couple of years ago, we went for an autism assessment session for our eight-year-old autistic boy, which was organised by the National Council for People with Disabilities (NCPWD).
The event, held at one of the primary schools in Nairobi with a long history of dealing with autistic children, was aimed at certifying those with the condition. . . ..