Based on United Nations research suggests that employers are missing out on abilities that that people on the autism spectrum have in greater abundance than “neurotypical” workers do – such as, heightened abilities in pattern recognition and logical reasoning, as well as a greater attention to detail.
The hurdles that need to be overcome to unleash this potential include: a shortage of vocational training, inadequate support with job placement, and pervasive discrimination.
UDiON Foundation is working hard to tackle the early detection and ongoing training; we created a program call “Enabling Ability” by providing care and education to those living with disabilities such as Autism.
It’s a lonely existence to be a child with a disability, which no one can see or understand. Our goal is to let these individuals know their existence matters and to teach them that a disability is not an inability. By providing the life skills and care these individuals need, we can create an atmosphere that enables a sense of independence.
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that manifests itself during the first three years of life. It results from a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, mostly affecting children and adults in many countries irrespective of gender, race or socio-economic status. It is characterized by impairments in social interaction, problems with verbal and non-verbal communication and restricted, repetitive behavior, interests and activities.
The rate of autism in all regions of the world is high and it has a tremendous impact on children, their families, communities and societies.
It can bring significant economic hardships to families, given the lack of health resources often found in developing countries. The stigmatization and discrimination associated with these illnesses also remain substantial obstacles to diagnosis and treatment. The absence of autism spectrum disorders and other mental disorders among children from lists of the leading causes of death has contributed to their long-term neglect by both public policy-makers in developing countries, as well as donors.
“Individuals on the autism spectrum can be a real asset in the workplace,” says UDiON Foundation, Founder & CEO Radwan Chowdhury, who helped launch the program. “Yet too often, employers overlook their skills and strengths — and the value they can bring to a company. UDiON Foundation program is about innovation and opportunities. But most of all, it’s about bringing untapped resources, exceptional talent to strengthen organization.”
Disability is NOT an Inability. Those with disabilities are normal people, they just have special needs. Every Children have the right to be given opportunities, access to a hope and a future that allow them to live to their fullest potential, children only want what everyone else wants…. To Be Accepted! We remain confident that our model will help change the way communities address the needs.
Help Shine a Light, April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day!