According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in 54 children in the United States is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
To increase their knowledge about this and learn how to properly deal with people, especially their peers, with ASD, Binhi members from the Ecclesiastical District of New York attended an awareness seminar on autism through videoconferencing on February 6, 2021.
Guest speaker, Desmond Anderson, shared his experiences on the subject. “My eight-year-old son has an autism spectrum,” he said, “it is so important that we are aware of autism and what that means. The seminar helps a lot to give good information.”
Through the seminar, youth members learned the different domains of autism. “I [came] to understand our fellowmen with autism. How to help them and even learned some facts about autism,” said Jordan Polintan. She added, “Our fellowmen with autism can benefit from us for being aware of their condition. They can feel our love and strengthen our bond of the brotherhood.”
“Even though people with autism having disabilities that affect their communications with others, they are still very talented,” Matthew Daos said. “We are reminded to have patience, kindness, and show our compassion to those who are in need.” ― With reports from INC News Section