Autism Awareness 2020 campaign
In light of the COVID-19 lockdown across the world, the Mikhail D iHope Foundation has found an innovative way to commemorate World Autism Awareness month by flying a kite from home because we believe that the Sky is the Limit for Autism Success! "
2019 Autism Awareness campaign
The Mikhail D iHope Foundation is a non-profit company that provides skills development workshops for special needs persons over the age of 17. The foundation serves to prepare young adults with special needs for employment.
On the 14th of April 2019, The Mikhail D iHope Foundation hosted the 3rd Annual SA Rainbow Walk for Autism at the People's Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium Durban, as part of United Nations' April Autism Awareness Month. The event received great support from the community, with over 100 Walk Participants, 50 students from UKZN'S discipline of Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Science who helped the participants with warmup exercises, guest speakers such as neuropaediatrician Dr. Y Reddy, and a closing performance by SA's top musician Sketchy Bongo.
SA Rainbow Walk 4 Autism
Connect Special Needs Forum of Imbalito Hope College hosted the South African Rainbow Walk for Autism awareness and acceptance at Moses Mabhida Stadium for World Autism Awareness month on 14 April 2018. The event highlighted Autism as a spectrum disorder, where each individual is unique and diverse, like the kaleidoscope of colours in the rainbow
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Seminar by Psychiatrist, Dr MS Salduker
On the 1st of October 2016 Connect special needs and autism joint forum for professionals, parents and community; hosted a seminar by Psychiatrist, Dr MS Salduker at the Umhlanga Netcare Hospital.
Dr. MS Salduker discussed the practice approach to the management of children on the autism spectrum. The event was well attended, most informative and enlightening.
Connect special needs forum is a community service project of Imbalito Hope College and Therapy Centre. Nirasha Dhaniram , Director and Psychologist (also a parent of a child with autism) says the aim of the Forum is to unite all professionals and the community in special needs education and treatments so that we can learn and work together to help our children, persons and families affected by autism and related disorders.
The next seminar morning will be held on 05 November 2016.
The speaker will be Dr Nerica Ramsoonder, KZN's first Developmental Paediatrician. Please contact 032 586 0200 or firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.connectspecialneeds.co.za for further information.
The Seminar was extremely informative, interactive and well attended.