GTbank holds yearly autism conference in August
The 11th edition of the Guaranty Trust Annual Conference on Autism will be held on August 3 to 4, 2021 in Lagos.
The conference, ‘Life Beyond the Diagnosis’, will feature in-depth conversations on supporting people living with autism. It will be headlined by medical experts and specialists from around the world.
Guaranty Trust Bank has been at the forefront of advocacy for children and adults living with autism. Its yearly autism conference is a major rallying point for driving awareness about autism, campaigning against the social stigma associated with developmental disorders and helping people with autism live a full and productive life.
Last year, the conference was held via live stream, bringing together people from around the world at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year, alongside the livestream option, attendees will be able to physically participate in the event while observing all health and safety guidelines, a statement by the bank said.
At the two-day event, seasoned specialists from renowned institutions, such as Duquesne University, Pennsylvania and The Colour of Autism Foundation, the United States, will deliver keynotes and participate in panel discussions.
Some of the facilitators include Dr. Waganesh Zeleke of Duquesne University, the United States; Lanre Duyile of Behaviorprise Consulting Inc, Canada, and Kora Hardy of Nuru Behavoural Network, the United States.
The Group Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust, Segun Agbaje, said: “The theme of our Annual Autism Conference this year strikes at the very heart of why we are passionate in our advocacy for people with developmental disorders.
“We strongly believe in building a world of equal opportunity for everyone, and through this Conference, we constantly challenge ourselves and the society at large to do more to help people with autism live a full and rewarding life beyond their diagnosis.”
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