News from 2011

Interview with Vanessa Okwara
Interview with Vanessa Okwara

Mrs. Dotun Akande of Patrick Speech and Language Centre, the first school in Nigeria that caters for children with autism exclusively, spoke with Vanessa Okwara on the issues with autism in Nigeria Excerpts of Interview with Sunday Mirror of November 27, 2011 Can you tell us about your child born with autism? My son Agboola (Patrick) was delayed in speech.…

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Monalisa Chinda on Autism Awareness
Monalisa Chinda on Autism Awareness

Nollywood Star Monalisa Chinda promotes Autism Awareness in Nigeria. Photos from her birthday visit to the Patrick Speech & Languages School. Excerpt posted on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 by BellaNaija.com at 6:58 PM Children with learning disabilities and disorders such as Autism face a tough challenge in Nigeria due to the limited number of special school equipped to nurture them.…

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Why I left Banking to Cater for Autistic Children

Dr. (Mrs.) Dotun Akande, is the brain behind Patrick Speech and Languages Centre, GRA, Ikeja The centre is for adults and children with auatism between the ages of three and twenty seven. The graduate of University of Ado Ekiti speaks on why she dumped banking to care for children with autism. Excerpts of Interview with Sunday Punch of May 15,…

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Interview with Bukola Adebayo
Interview with Bukola Adebayo

The founder and director, Patrick Speech and Language Centre, Lagos, the solely autism centre in Nigeria, Mrs. Dotun Akande, in her interview with BUKOLA ADEBAYO, says autism is no longer a rate disorder and that it can be detected as early as six month Excerpts of Interview with Punch of May 4, 2011 What are the symptons of autism? The…

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