This year’s Autism Spectrum Disorder Seminar was organized by Guaranty Trust Bank courtesy of their orange ribbon. The seminar was a two-day training programme held on 13th march and 14th march, 2012 at the Bespoke centre, km 18 Lekki-Ajah Expressway, Lagos.
The orange ribbon is an annual programme to create autism awareness, educate and equip parents living with Autistic children, caregivers, therapist and teachers with knowledge of how to work with these children so as to be successful individuals.
The seminar comprises team of facilitators from the United State (UK) who spoke on various topic which is of advantages to the participants and to tap into knowledge, some basic skills and method in working with children with autism.
The areas in which each facilitator spoke on various topics are as follows:
- Textures for teaching manipulation across the curriculum by Mr. Frank Glover (M.ED)
- Portfolio management on how to document your research findings by Dr. Adeola Fayemi
- Vocational awareness and preparing for adulthood by Dr. Anna Lamikanra.
The purpose of the seminar was to ensure continuous societal awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder, to stimulate advocacy establishment of comprehensive and inclusive school for affected children as well as integrate centre for adults, to sponsor, support and protect the right of individuals living with developmental disabilities. To encourage government and practice organization to fund research in Autism and to re-orientate societal thinking regarding the fallacies concerning ASD.
Based on these grand, people living with Autism and those having them will be able to love and care for them the more if proper information is carried out.