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STORY OF AACT

THE SILVER LINING IN THE CLOUD

Sometimes it takes what seems to be a misfortune to show us the real blessings in our lives. Having sojourned through the phases of denial through to acceptance of a son’s autism and finally being able not only to smile at the progress he has made but be able to reach out to others; to encourage them too to be accepting and seek help; and to reach out to the society at large is nucleus of the story of AACT and Autism in Ghana.

INSPIRATION IS MY SON WITH AUTISM 
A Mothers Love   My son, Nortey was diagnosed with autism at age 2 years, twenty-nine years ago in the United States of America. There was very little help at that time, even in the USA. I therefore had to become a stay at home mother since there were no early intervention programs. At 4years of age, my son was admitted to preschool and I volunteered in his school where I got a better understanding of autism. When I returned to Ghana some fifteen years ago, searching for autism services for my son proved rather difficult. Nortey was sixteen years old with raging hormones, many challenging behaviors, ranging from self-injurious behaviours (Sib’s), aggression, insomnia, to mention a few. Sleep at night was a luxury (I was lucky if I got two (2) hours). What was I to do in a country where there were no services for children with autism? Read More ...

 

WHAT IS AUTISM

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Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects the way a person views and interacts with the world around him.

 

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AUTISM IN GHANA

 

In Ghana having a child with autism is viewed by most as a curse on the family, or worse still the mother is labeled a witch; and mother and child are shunned by society.

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Shea butter, Black Soap, AACT tye & dye fabric, AACT t-shirts and Polo shirts, Brooches from AACT fabrics.Jewelry (paper beads necklaces, bracelets, earrings, cloth bangles, beaded watches, autism wristbands)

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We believe that each child can use their God-given talent to reach their maximum potential, regardless of disability. We are dedicated to fostering meaningful education and independence for every child.

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Autism Awareness Care and Training (AACT)