Raising awareness of Autism

Yan set out to raise awareness about Autism among teachers and children in public primary schools, as she identified through her research and conversations with local partners a lack of awareness and stigma surrounding Autism in South Africa.


As schools were closed for winter holidays, Yan had to think of an alternative to effectively raise awareness regarding what Autism is, how to identify it, and where to access advice and support.


Through connections made at our annual networking event, Yan formed a relationship with a national radio host and convinced her that this issue was important enough to warrant air time on her show. Alongside recording a powerful radio interview to raise awareness, Yan designed a leaflet containing basic information on Autism, as well as useful resources for parents looking for additional support.