Countless parents and advocates of children with Autism were acknowledged for “the fine work” they do with the Bermuda Autism Support and Education (BASE) group this week.
Health Minister Kim Wilson delivered the proclamation on the steps of City Hall on World Autism Awareness Day, celebrated on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, as observed by the United Nations for the last ten years.
World Autism Awareness Day encourages UN Member states to take measures to raise awareness about autism throughout society.
World Autism Awareness Day aims to inform the general public about the global health crisis of autism, stress the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention, and to celebrate the unique talents and qualities of individuals with autism.
Autism is a lifelong condition for which the bulk of the costs fall in adulthood, creating an impact on communities.
Photos Courtesy of DCI, Feature Photo: Bermuda Institute student Ahmaya Peets playing the violin for the gathering, Minister Wilson together with the Mayor of Hamilton Charles Gosling, Ahmaya and Ahmani Peets and their father Anthony Peets, who is the President of BASE and Minister Wilson proclaiming Tuesday, April 10, 2018 World Autism Day on the steps of City Hall in the City of Hamilton.
Others in group photo include: (Back row, left to right) Johnnel Booth, Sherri-Lee Boucci, Sara Westhead, Hamilton Mayor Charles Gosling and Thea Furbert.