AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH
The month of April is recognized as Autism Awareness month. To kick off the month some members of the Edit Microsystems team took part in an Autism Awareness 5km walk hosted by Autism Western Cape.
On the 8th of April Edit Microsystems, in partnership with Vera School for Learners with Autism, the provincial ASD outreach team and Autism Western Cape, hosted a free Autism Awareness workshop at our offices in Sea Point. This was our second free workshop of the year as we continue to celebrate 25 years of Edit Microsystems.
We were honoured to have Margaret Golding, who founded the first school for Autistic learners in South Africa and has been working in the field for over 60 years, address participants on support for parents with Autistic children.
In addition to Margaret’s discussion, we heard the provincial ASD outreach team speak about the 4 quadrants of impairment and Janine Chester from Autism Western Cape present their plans to assist adults with Autism. Those who attended the workshop provided positive feedback and we look forward to hosting more workshops throughout the year.
A huge thank you must go to our fantastic speakers and partners for this workshop! This event would not have been possible without their participation and we appreciate their invaluable contributions in creating and maintaining awareness around Autism.
Another big thank you must go to everyone who attended the workshop, and we look forward to seeing you at our next event soon!
As a part of spreading awareness and educating people about Autism, Edit Microsystems launched our online workshop participation. People from all over South Africa were able to attend the workshop online and participate in the Q&A at the end of the workshop. The ability to attend our workshops online, for free, is part of our commitment to ensuring that everyone is able to access this vital knowledge.
If you missed this workshop, like us on Facebook and pop us an email to make sure that you are added to our invite list. For more information on our training offerings or to arrange a custom-designed workshop for your organization, please contact Edit Microsystems:
021 433 2520