Autism in Barbados

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About two thousand Barbadians could be afflicted with autism.
 
That's the figure suggested by Lawton Walcott, the president of the Autism Association of Barbados, which is on a drive to make Barbadians more aware of the condition.

Mr. Walcott was speaking after receiving a cheque from the St. Patrick Heritage and Community Association to assist the organisation with its continuing work.

It held a number of fundraising events earlier this year and the proceeds have been donated to churches and organisations in that community.