GTBank marks 10 years of autism advocacy, holds Annual Autism Conference July 27th- 28th
For the past 10 years, Guaranty Trust Bank plc has been at the forefront of the advocacy for people living with autism. The Bank’s Orange Ribbon Initiative has also become 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.
Expert speaks on autism in Nigeria
A certified Autism Specialist/founder, Patrick Speech and Languages Centre (Patricks), Mrs Dotun Akande, will today speak on Autism in Nigeria and Beyond The Shores via Instagram
How chemicals used in cosmetics increase risk of autism, by study
Exposure to phthalates is associated with autism traits in boys (but not girls) between ages three and four years, according to a new study.However, the risk was diminished in women who took folic acid during their pregnancy.
TalkLove Africa Foundation organises autism intervention training
When the young boy walked up to the stage assisted by his mother, the live audience and those watching on the television were curious. This boy, who was obviously autistic and blind – a fact shown by his walking stick and human aid – was on stage for the ‘America Got Talent’ show, but what…
What You Need to Know About Autism
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), as many as 1 in 160 children around the world have autism. Many researchers suggest that this number is modest, at best, with far more children with autism outside the radar. Cases are on the rise worldwide because of the increased awareness on the part of parents and…
GTBank holds 9th Annual Autism Conference July 30th - 31st
For the ninth year in a row, Africa’s foremost financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, will bring together some of the world’s leading experts in Autism for two days of critical discourse on supporting children and adults living with Autism in Africa. Organized as part of the GTBank’s Orange Ribbon Initiative, the Annual Autism Conference will hold on the 30th and 31st of July 2019 at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos.
Turmeric, green tea top natural remedies for autism
In recent times, several studies have indicated rise in cases of autism worldwide. The situation has been associated a combination of genetic and environmental factors including consumption of processed foods during pregnancy; expectant women not getting enough sunshine or rather vitamin D; and ladies exposed to solvent chemicals at work. Other reported risk factors during…
Autism is not spiritual, could lead to mental disorder, says expert
A speech therapist Akintade Ebenezer has warned parents, guardians and caregivers on the dangers of attributing autism in a child as a 'spiritual attack'. Autism is a developmental disorder of variable severity that is characterized by difficulty in social interaction and communication and by restricted or repetitive patterns of thought and behaviour. Ebenezer, who has…
Seeing Autism Through The Eyes Of Goretti Retti
Goretti E.Retti is the author of My Box of Chocolates: How My Autistic Child Learned to Read, Write and More. Her book focuses on the challenges, joys and unexpected miracles of raising her autistic daughter Teresa, from teaching her how to speak to applauding her as she won a cursive prize Goretti E. Rerri…
Amy Schumer Reveals Why Her 'Husband's Brain Is A Little Different'
Actress and comedian, Amy Schumer recently shared some personal information about her husband Chris Fischer. In her upcoming Netflix special, Amy Schumer: Growing — which begins streaming on Netflix this week — the 37-year-old comedian reveals that her husband, is battling Autism. “I knew from the beginning that my husband’s brain was a little different than mine,” she…