Awareness Creation

Awareness Raising


In line with the United Nations General Assembly's declaration of 2nd April as World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), we continue to educate the public about autism through the incessant use of media (TV and Radio Stations), social media (facebook, twitter, whatsapp, youtube, linkedin) , print media (newspapers, newsletters and reports) and our website. As a result of our constant engagement in awareness raising, we have been able to engage and reach out to over five thousand (5,000) people across the ten (10) regions (Greater Accra, Ashanti, Northern, Eastern, Volta, Upper East and Upper West) of Ghana and beyond.

Social media

Our increased use of social media such as facebook, twitter, whatsapp, youtube, tonaton among others have had greater impact on many Ghanaian as well as many expatriates. Our many autism write-ups posted on these social media platforms has caused many people to call us wanting to volunteer with us. Over nineteen (19) years of our existence, we have attracted over five-hundred (500) volunteers from 5 different countries across the globe. 

As a result of our continued use of social media to create awareness, we have attracted a speech and language therapist from the USA, who volunteered with us for a whole month. Her presence at our centre positively affected the very lives of our children and caregivers, as caregivers were specially trained and equipped with best practices in the field of autism.

We also receive phone calls from parents of children with autism on a daily basis as a result of our regular posts on facebook. These parents eventually come to our centre for assessment as well as enroll their wards suspected to be on the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to be trained. 

Media (Radio and Television Stations)

We do not only adopt the use of social media to reach out to our target group but also continue the use of media to reach out to the larger community which happens to be our target group. Many radio talk shows  and television appearances have been made on radio and television stations in Ghana to massively create awareness on autism. Large number of the general public now know about autism of which a fraction of them eventually came to support our centre with educational materials and also pledge their continuous support to us.

As a result of our increased use of the media, some big organizations such as makeda, lovecloset, papa’s pizza among others, joined us on the path of raising funds and awareness on autism which they eventually organized charity events to support our children. Also, Lots of individual and corporate bodies such as the Ghana Immigration service has come to know of us as a result of the use of media and have paid us a courtesy call by coming all the way from their station to our centre just to have some quality time with our children as well as support them financially and materially.

Print Media

The print media is not exempted in creating impact on our target group since many people prefer the use of newspapers over social media and media at large. Many articles about autism in Ghana were featured in the daily graphic and other school magazines. This has attracted a large group of readers from across the shores of Ghana who eventually called our centre to enquire about our work.

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Autism Awareness Care and Training (AACT)