GUBA Foundation Supporting the community!
With three successful events already in pocket, the GUBA Foundation has responded to high demand from those living with autism for more opportunities to spread awareness. On Saturday 17th May, the GUBA Foundation will hold its fourth awareness event – a forum where specialists in child behaviour and development will engage with families living with autism.
Autism affects one in every 100 people in the UK, with over 100,000 people living with the condition come from black or ethnic minority (BME) communities. Despite this substantial figure, people from the BME community are typically diagnosed later than their Caucasian counterparts, and face an increased uphill struggle trying to seek support.
The aforementioned awareness event will connect those affected to specialists and service providers, allowing families and loved ones to share their experiences with experts in the field, share inspirational and motivational testimonials with an attentive crowd, and also help throw more light on the developmental condition. This is something that is especially required in a BME community rife with stigma and misconceptions about Autism – misconceptions which hinder efforts to manage autistic people effectively in the community.
The GUBA Foundation stands upon four defining objectives:
To connect families living with autism within the community to each other, encouraging networks of support.
To provide support and guidance to parents and carers, connecting them to services that can help.
To deliver culturally sensitive Autism training and provide awareness to the specified community
To highlight the achievements, gifts and unknown talents of people with Autism
Events such as this fourth awareness event bring the foundation even closer to achieving these goals.
While all people with autism share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in different ways. And events like this aim to dispel harmful ideologies by showing as Dentaa proclaimed after the successful previous event that ‘having autism is not the end of the world, but just the beginning…and the inspirational testimonials from our speakers are living proof of that!’ Every autistic child is unique with a wealth of talent that needs to be identified and supported. With good coordinated support between education, family and supporting agencies, fostered by events such as this one, autistic children can thrive and achieve excellence.
This new instalment of what has historically proved to be a fascinating and engaging event will take place at the Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA, with proceedings starting at midday on Saturday 17th May. Entry to the event will be FREE.
So if you or someone you know lives with autism, please don’t miss this opportunity to attend what will be a fulfilling and extraordinary event. Visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/
Jermaine Bamfo (@Dr_Jabz27)