She explained that Autism Voice Sierra Leone intends to end the widespread stigma attached to this condition in the country.
She informed journalists that many autistic people have difficulty processing sensory information relating to taste, smell, sound, sight, body awareness and balance. She added that any of the senses may be over or under sensitive and that these sensory differences can have profound effect on the autistic person’s life.
Speaking to journalists recently, Madam Kandeh said that her organization’s mission is to educate the general public about the condition, give and advocate for support and protection of the individuals within this bracket, and help enhance people and families affected by the condition to live a happy and better life.”
She went on to say that autistic people need to have dignity in the society. She urged all and sundry to treat autistic people with utmost respect and to stop describing them in derogatory terms.