Clad in blue t-shirts bearing the words ‘Accept’, ‘Understand’, ‘Love’, the Autism Association of Barbados took to the streets this morning to help build awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Dozens of people participated in the Autism Awareness Heroes Walk, which is part of a series of events to mark Autism Awareness Month. A workshop on the tested tools for ASD and an awareness drive were among the other events held throughout April.
President of the association, Frank Johnson, said the annual walk is a means of educating the public on many traits and forms of the disorder.
“Being a spectrum disorder, of course, it affects people profoundly as well as lightly, but we are here to cover all of the bases today,” he told Barbados TODAY.
Under the watchful eye of the Barbados Police Service, participants walked from the headquarters of the Barbados Council for the Disabled located at Garrison, St Michael, to Hastings Road, through Dayrells Road and back. (JB)