Breaking Down Barriers: Global Autism Project

Imagine feeling that a diagnosis of autism for your child was a death sentence, or in some cases, worse than one. Unfortunately, this is the case in Ghana and many countries around the world due to lack of education and awareness about the condition. The local understanding in these cases is that people with autism were in fact “taken by bad spirits” spreading fear and misinformation in many of these communities. (Pinney, n.d.)

“Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social