Sensory fun

Kym Hagins and Teressa Kayser at the art therapy booth.

Autism Connect Learning Centre held a fun day at Westridge Gardens on Saturday April 17 to mark Autism awareness month which is marked in April.

Activities included a sensory booth, face painting, balloon sculpting and jumping castles.

Pictured at the back is Justina van der Rhede. In front, from left, are mom Beverley Mutombo with her children Chloe, Martin Mutombo, Lealah and Sarah, all from Westridge.

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a lifelong developmental disability which affects the way people see the world and respond to stimuli such as sound, light, touch, space, smell and or taste in their environments.

Autism Western Cape team members Faith Jones, Kristen Bartlett and Nozuko Gxamza.

Lealah Mutombo receives a dog shaped balloon from Ursula Pietersen, programme implementer at Autism Connect.

It is also known as a social communication disorder and affects four major areas of development – language and communication; social interaction; thinking and behaviour; and sensory processing.

Mduduzi Dube, director of Autism Western Cape, and Nicolette Ripepi, director of Autism Connect Learning Centre, in Strandfontein.

The centre, based in Strandfontein, partnered with Western Cape Autism to share their work and services rendered.