Blue DragonFly Foundation says its programme will assist young adults with autism to improve social communication

The Blue DragonFly Foundation has created a social enterprise to help train young adults living with autism.

Autism is a developmental, neurological condition that affects a person’s ability to socialize.

Caroline Hopton, the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Foundation, is the mother of two autistic sons.  

She says those with the condition struggle with social interactions, with processing information, and have difficulty in expressing themselves.  Receptive language can also be an issue, she adds.

Notwithstanding this, Hopton says, there are many ways in which autistic people can be assisted, and communication is one of them.

Accordingly, she says that a local programme for young people with autism in is greatly needed at this time, and the Foundation acts as a transition service to teach them the skills needed to function in today’s society.

Hopton says the programme will assist affected young adults with a form of education to which they would not have access, otherwise.

Hopton says her Foundation has been working to provide services that help autistic persons to become as independent as possible.