- The Centre started with 3 children in September
-Patrick Speech and Languages Centre was officially opened
-The first Autism awareness rally in Lagos state was organized by Patrick Speech and Languages Centre in conjunction with Pure Souls Learning Foundation.
Organised our 1st training on how develop communication skills in Children and adults living with Autism
Patrick Speech and Languages Centre and Puresoul Leaning foundation collaborated with Gtbank for the first Autism conference in Nigeria
Talent in Autism Show (TIA).designed to provide a platform to showcase the amazing talents and skills of children and adults living with Autism.
-Production of the first autism awareness campaign film in Nigeria titled ‘Silver Lining’ video link
-The first sports day for our children at Patrick speech and languages centre in collaboration with Special Olympics Nigeria (SON).
-Collaborated with blazing trail to organize one-to-one session
Celebrated 10th year anniversary
Started quarterly training and consultation titled: Therapy Outreach.
Art workshop for special needs children and adolescents living with Autism
Patrick’s has been forefront of increasing awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder in Nigeria.
Since 2006, Patrick Speech and Language Centers have catered for more than 500 children and adolescents living with Autism, some of whom have come back to the center to work as staff. It has also conducted more than 8 quarterly outreaches/consultations and we were able to assessment over 1000 indigent families.
The continuum of care that epitomizes Patrick Speech has evolved into the Gazelle studio; a skill acquisition center for adolescents living with special needs. At the Gazelle studio.
In addition, PSLC has championed the showcasing of talents of persons with Autism by engaging them in stage performances at our annual program, Talents In Autism, which ran for 10 consecutive years form 2008-2018.
The centre has continued to rely on the goodwill of corporate organizations that have assisted us with donations/grants. These have enable us offer our services at highly subsidized fees for our pupils and also offer scholarships for more 100 indigent children.
Pure Souls Learning Foundation has organized more than 80 trainings for parents, siblings, teachers, therapists as well as caregivers of children with developmental challenges.
Below are some of the training topics
OUR KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS INCLUDE: