Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), commonly referred to as Autism, is a complex developmental brain disorder caused by a combination of genetic and environmental influences. An estimated 1 in 68 children are diagnosed on the autism spectrum.
Children with ASD experience a wide variation of developmental disabilities and symptoms which lie in a few crucial areas—communication, learning, social interaction and sensory issues. Many have difficulty responding appropriately in different environments, display rigid and unusual behaviours and have difficulty coping with changes in routines. While some children with ASD are highly verbal, many cannot speak; some need constant assistance with basic life skills.
At Peace by Piece, we aim to create a peaceful atmosphere for children with ASD, to nurture an environment where they can feel comfortable and have their special needs met. Our goal is for the families and caregivers of these children to also experience hope as they are provided with guidance, and brought into a supporting, educated and experienced community.