Bermuda Autism Support and Education (BASE) has been increasing public awareness of autism since 2001. For more than two decades, we have been providing information, referral, training and support to families, professionals and community members.
As our understanding of autism and neurodiversity has evolved, so too has our mission. Our focus is now on increasing acceptance and accommodations for children and adults on the autism spectrum.
While we, like many professionals, typically use person-first terminology on this site, we recognise that many people prefer to use the term “autistic person” to acknowledge autism as part of their identity. We embrace all terms of self-identification and hope that all people with autism/autistic people will feel welcome here.
BASE is a community-based, non-profit organisation devoted to helping individuals on the autism spectrum to realise their full potential.
We provide autism-related information, referral, advocacy, training, bursaries and support to families, professionals and community members. By increasing public awareness of autism and advocating for acceptance and accommodations, we help to ensure that people with autism are provided with ample opportunities and resources to be the very best versions of themselves.
Autism, also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a neurological variant that affects how people communicate and interact. As a spectrum condition, autism affects people in different ways and people with autism have varying support needs.
Roughly 1% of the world’s population is estimated to have autism. In 2021, however, the CDC reported approximately 1 in 44 children in the US is diagnosed with ASD.
While the causes of autism are still being researched, evidence suggests a genetic component.
We rely on donations from the community to sustain our services. You can help individuals on the autism spectrum to achieve their full potential. Help us to provide bursaries for summer programming for school aged children with ASD and for autistic youth and adults in need of support around daily living, school/college and work.
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