DANCE-A –THON WITH AUTISM

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The previous annual Autism awareness has always been in form of rallies, but this  year’s Autism awareness took another dimension. Four organizations – Patrick Speech and Languages Centre, TLP Centre, Children Development Centre, and Autism Parents Association International – collaborated together to dance for autism to create awareness tagged: DANCE-A –THON WITH AUTISM.   The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Interview with Josephine Igbinovia of Sunday Vanguard

Dr. (Mrs.) Dotun Akande, the Founder/Proprietress of PSLC tells Josephine Igbinovia of Sunday Vanguard on Vista Woman that Autism is not a lifelong disorder Some excerpts of Interview with Sunday Vanguard, September 26, 2010 The Journey so far We are five years old this year, and we are really grateful to corporate organizations and foundations […]

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 […]

Interview with Edumark Magazine

Can you tell us about yourself? I’m a mother of three, I read economics and was a banker with First City Merchant Bank from where I moved to Broad Bank where I worked for a short while, I was in my room one day, when the thought dropped in my spirit to start a centre […]

First Autistic School Opens in Lagos

The first Autistic School was formally established in Ikeja GRA, Lagos last friday and its is the first of its kind in Nigeria. Although there are some Special Schools for the deaf and Dumb and physically challenged including the Federal College of Education (Special) Oyo but this very one, Patrick Speech and Languages Centre (PSLC) […]