In South Africa, so many children with autism and other special needs face lives of social isolation. Many families in South Africa say there are few places they and their children feel truly welcome to play. Due to many factors, including social stigmas and a chronic lack of public services, many children with autism, particularly children in need, are denied their basic right to connect with others through education and play.
Thanks to donations from supporters around the world, Play Africa can now offer its groundbreaking Sensory Play Exhibit as part of its commitment to make hands-on play and learning accessible and inclusive for all children and families in South Africa.
With its partners at Autism South Africa and the Department of Basic Education, Play Africa has designed and built an exciting hands-on exhibit especially designed to consider the needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families.
This pioneering public exhibit is available free to the public five days a week, as well as during two free special sessions per month designed specifically to cater to the needs of children with autism. In this first-of-its-kind "judgment-free zone" for play, Play Africa not only provides a fun, inspiring and engaging environment for children and their families, but introduces autism acceptance and inclusive education to thousands of children and families.
Play Africa needs support to continue this unparalleled offering for children with autism and their families, particularly children and families in need. Thank you for making a meaningful difference in a child's life.