Autism awareness

‘A blessing, not a burden’ a Pacific parent on autism

It's World Autism month, and the condition is thought to impact one percent of people, but is under-diagnosed in Pacific communities. 

Rachel Tuisaula six-year old has autism, which she calls his “special power”. 

“I never say “disorder”, I never say “special needs”, because my spiritual belief is that that Silas is wonderfully and fearfully made, he sees the world differently to how we see.

“The word “naughty” is the misconception but I don’t blame people because they’re not educated. So you use your mouthpiece to educate those who don’t have an understanding.” 

Digicel supports Autism April

Digicel is driving awareness via sms, Social media and on FM88.6 Radio Program. 

From Saturday, 7th April, families will come together at Digicel Square with their program on promoting the awareness of Autism in Tonga. 

 Last Sunday 2nd April, Tonga celebrated World Autism Awareness Day with a special prayer service at the Mango Tree Centre in Houmakelikao organized by Autism Tonga Committee.

Families and friends of the 16 autistic children in Tonga were guests of honour at the service and attended by His Excellency, Andrew Ford Australian High Commissioner.