scholarship 13

Deidre Karfor

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Deidre Karfor is an occupational therapist in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. She works at a community health centre in Motherwell which is in one of the largest poverty stricken areas in Port Elizabeth. Deidre provides support groups for parents with children with autism as well as general awareness and education about autism. Diedre writes, “The training that I have received is very theoretically based which is often difficult to carry over in actual treatment. I am hoping that this Training could assist me In carrying over more practical strategies in order to assist both parents and children. I am hoping that this training can enable me to gain more knowledge and strategies so I can empower the parents to start and establish their own stimulation centre’s and even maybe schools.”