June 3, 2017

Exposure To Heavy Metals May Increase Risk Of Autism

While it is not yet known what causes autism, researchers believe that a complex interaction between environmental factors and genetics is responsible for the condition. Separating these factors, however, can be a challenge. But a new study may have found a way to isolate genetics from environmental contributors to the […]
August 13, 2016

Christopher Duffley is blind from birth, autistic and can sing!

Now 15, Christopher Duffley, from New Hampshire, suffers from autism and has been blind from birth. That’s no reason for the boy not to pursue his dream of singing onstage – his greatest passion. This performance in the video below, when Christopher was only 10 years old, can give goosebumps. […]
August 4, 2016

“My son is no longer autistic”- Toni Braxton

Music star, Toni Braxton,  an advocate for autism education and awareness after she learned her son was on the autistic spectrum.  In a recent interview with “Access Hollywood,” she shared that her youngest son Diezel, who is 13-years-old, is no longer on the autism spectrum. In her words: “My youngest […]
August 1, 2016

Dogs can help with autism

Raising a child with autism can be filled with stressful days, but new research suggests a family dog might bring parents some relief. How nice! For more than two years, British researchers followed families of autistic children with dogs. “We found a significant, positive relationship between parenting stress of the […]
June 23, 2016

Love children with special needs

Following on from the news that a school banned a child with autism participating in a school trip I feel the need to write this. There are boys and girls that nobody invites to birthdays for example. There are kids who want to belong to a team but don’t get […]
June 20, 2016

Do you need a parent support group for Nigerian parents with autistic children? BeAVoicee

The GTBank-organised Autism Week holding at the Muson Centre, Lagos is currently ongoing. The event themed ‘Managing Autism: The Next Generation, Considerations and Resources’, is the 6th edition of the event. It’s a gathering of experts in the Nigerian Neuropsychiatric healthcare sector. The widespread misunderstanding of Autism makes it difficult […]
May 10, 2016

Early care’ll help children with learning disabilities + signs to look out for – Behavioural Analyst

According to the World Health Organisation, one out of every 100 children has one neuro-development disorder or the other. The Chief Executive Officer, Global International College, Mrs. Abolaji Osime, and some children education enthusiasts, have said that children with various learning disabilities can live functional lives with early intervention. She, […]
April 2, 2016

‘How to know if your child is autistic’- Mrs Dotun Akande Founder of Nigeria’s 1st Autism school

Autism is a condition that most Nigerian parents are unaware of. Many people assume that autism is a mental problem when it is not necessarily so. Others call it spiritual attacks and even believe that autistic children are imbeciles, mad or crazy. Many parents abandon their children who are living […]