The Saint Lucia Autism Awareness Project is fired up to join the world in acknowledging April 2019, as Autism Awareness Month. A simple and effective agenda of activities has been planned which includes an introduction of the St. Lucia Autism Awareness Project Committee, the launching of a new logo, sale of ribbons, pins, buttons and wristbands, and a silent auction to be executed on their Facebook Page.
Everyone is invited to be part of the silent auction by simply liking the Facebook page: St. Lucia Autism Awareness Project. The Auction will take place throughout the month of April with prizes donated from a number of corporate partners who have generously pitched in to lend their support. Instructions and guidelines for the auction can also be found on the page. “We are humbled, grateful and so moved by the response of our corporate community,” said Dr. Delia Samuel, Lead Coordinator of the St. Lucia Autism Awareness Project. The St. Lucia Autism Awareness Project consists of four committee members including Dr. Delia Samuel, Mrs. Nesa Beaubrun, Mrs. Denise Calvin and Mrs. Clarette Auguste-Taylor. More information on each member can be found on the Facebook page.
Sponsors for the silent auction include Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort, CHI Shuttles, Barefoot Holidays, Sugar Beach Viceroy, Stonefield Estate, Christy Creations, Just4Fun Carnival Band, Meme Bete, The Body Holiday, R3D International, Jacque’s Waterfront Dining, Coco Palm Hotel, FLOW and Legends Carnival Band.
The Project is not only dedicated to awareness, but the hope is to create a community for Autistic families, to let them know that they are not alone and there is support. Future plans include Summer Camps, After School Programmes, the creation of safe spaces, nanny service offerings, training in various areas, and other fund-raising events.
There are several other activities planned by the Autism Awareness Project and the Committee encourages all parents and families who care for children with Autism to reach out to them so that they, in turn, can alert them to activities, workshops, summer camps, conferences and more. This can be done by visiting their Facebook page or contacting them at 723-3314.