WHO WE ARE
Our mission is to provide adequate caregiving and training to persons living with Autism, their families and individuals with intellectual disability in Ghana.
Our vision is to see persons living with Autism, no matter its level, to be as independent as possible and to be accepted in the society.
WHAT WE DO
We organize training programs for families, caregivers, volunteers, teachers and other professionals to give them adequate knowledge and skills on how to cater for children living with Autism. Our trainings are supervised by qualified professionals and are assisted by trained field coordinators.
We hold trainings on Speech & Language Therapy, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Occupational Therapy, and others.
For an impactful training, our sessions compromises of both theory and practical which comes along with an assessment tool to evaluate the understanding of the people we train.
Our center has trained staff who advocate for children living with Autism. We advocate to ensure that citizens do not infringe on the rights of the children, social policies are well practiced and also to ensure that the children get the necessary support needed.
The advocacy we do is in line with the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, the Ghana Disability Act 715 and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (UNCRPD).
Creating Autism awareness comes as a great responsibility for the center and so we do this in the various communities, organizations and on social media. As 2nd April marks the World Autism Awareness Day, our center joins the rest of the world in celebrating the day for children living with Autism. Beyond this day, we continue to create awareness in all the rest of the months.
Some activities for the awareness sessions include; Autism awareness walk, radio awareness, TV awareness, social media awareness, showing of documentaries to groups of people and sharing of flyers in various communities.
EDWIN ATTA DENNIS—
Edwin joined HopeSetters Autism Center at age 9, not being able to express himself verbally, over the years with training and guidance he can now request for basic needs verbally and also answer simple questions , Edwin has been supported immensely at the centre to enhance his interests in drawing and painting of animals.
MAAME BEMA BAFFUOR AWUAH —
Bema joined Hopesetters at age 12, She has had tremendous support in unearthing her talent of beading, hair braiding and photo modelling. Bema is able to do various household chores and is verbal.