Discussing autism in the Somali community



Date: 15 October 2016
Time: 10:30am - 11am
Cost: Free

This talk is a chance to discuss the findings of recent CLAHRC West research with the Bristol Somali community. As there is no word that describes autism in the Somali language, we will discuss how we can work together to support families affected by autism.

Ka hadalka Autism Iyo Somalida

Bandhiga hadalkani, waa fursad laga hadlayo helitaankii kasoo baxay, baadhitaankii, reeraha Somalida ah, ee hasta, caruur, le autism.

Autism is a condition that affects social interaction, communication and behaviour. The number of children and adults affected by autism is rising. Recent studies have found that children whose parents have migrated from Somalia to western countries, including the UK, may be at greater risk of developing autism than children from other groups.

The exploratory study was conducted in partnership with Autism Independence (AI), which is a community based group that supports Somali families affected by autism. Members of AI were active partners in the study, contributing to all aspects of the research.

This event is part of Healthy City Week Bristol.
Event address: Wellspring Healthy Living Centre
Beam Street
Bristol
BS5 9QY
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