World Autism Day: Nigeria’s First Lady Urges Early Diagnosis, Support

The Nigeria’s first lady, Oluremi Tinubu has emphasised the importance of early diagnosis and intervention for individuals with autism.

Mrs Tinubu who said this on Tuesday in Abuja, also acknowledged the challenges faced by families with autistic loved ones and commended them for their love and dedication.

While highlighting the unique strengths and creativity of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, she stated, “As we mark World Autism Awareness Day, I celebrate the unique strengths and creativity of individuals with the Autism Spectrum Disorder.” She also expressed her admiration for the unwavering love and dedication of families with autistic members, recognizing the difficulties they face.

She emphasised the crucial role of community organizations in providing support, resources, and opportunities for individuals with autism and their families. She stressed the importance of early diagnosis and intervention, urging parents and caregivers to be attentive to developmental milestones and seek professional help if any concerns arise.

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