August 23, 2019
Health

Therapist Calls for more Awareness on Autism

Government and relevant stakeholders have been advised to intensify awareness on autism disorder among children to stem its increasing rate in the society.

A therapist and a special instructor to autistic people, Mr Tope Adams, gave the advice while featuring on Straight Talk, a personality and issue based interview programme on premier FM93.5.

Mr Adams, who stressed that people needed more information on the effects of autism in human life with a view to preventing it, also called on government to implement policies that will discourage stigmatization of autism patients.

Mr Adams called on members of the public to show more care to autistic people contribute to the socio economic development of the society.

He urged well meaning Nigerians to assist in subsidizing the treatment of autistic patients, saying its management is expensive.

Mosope Kehinde

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