Autism Assessment for Children

GTBank Autism Resource program 2012 with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) professionals from the USA (United States of America) organized a one-on-one assessment session for children with Autism and other related disabilities through partnership with Patrick Speech and Languages Centre (PSLC) on March 9th, 10th and 12th, 2012 at 13b, Remi Fanikayode Street, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos.

Consultants that assessed the children during the period of assessment were Dr. Lawrence Sutton – Manager, Bureau of Autism, Director, Western Region of the Commonwealth of Pennsylania USA, Dr. Anna Lamikanra, Executive Director, Blazing Trails International Centre, Texas USA, Mrs. Kristen, Volosky, MBA.M.ED, Director of Services for Wesley Spectrum Services, USA, Mrs. Taramoni Muldrew, Clark, Commonunication Specialist, Texas, USA., Mr. Terrance Sheffey, Community Outreach Coordinator Family Behavioural Resouces, USA, Mrs. Kristine Sheffey, MSV, Director of Development, Autism Education Research Institute, USA and Dr. Camalyn Woodard Gaines, USA.

A lot of parents came from different geo-political zone and their children were assessed in different areas cutting across speech, behavior, vocational and physical therapy. After the whole exercise the parents filled a feedback form and their responses were quite encouraging. Some parents advised for a reoccurrence of this exercise from time to time.