The first West Africa Global Autism Project was held at the Kama conference centre, Labone, Accra, the capital city of Ghana between April 7th and 9th 2011. The theme of the conference was International Autism Policies and Practices (IAPP).
The programme was organized in collaboration with Autism Awareness Care and Training (AACT), Teachers without Borders (TWB), Awaawaa2 and Multikids Academy.
The conference targeted a wide range of participants including doctors, special educators, behavior analysts, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, parents, caregivers, university students, policy makers, community members and representatives of leading international autism organizations.
The staffs of Patrick Speech and Languages Centre (PSLC) amongst others were in attendance and the proprietress, Mrs. Dotun Akande gave a speech on THE FOUNDATION OF THE FIRST AUTISM CENTRE IN NIGERIA. Other international speakers spoke on different topics and techniques on ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis), ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) and an overview of Nigerian children with speech disorder was given by Mrs. Helen Nwanze (College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria.
The training conference ended with a lot of fun at the Dubois Centre on the 10th April 2011. The event was a memorable one as the attendees were thrilled by the dance performance of the Pacesetters of PSLC a Nigerian performance group and the chosen vessels choir of the Ghanaian performance group.
In conclusion, the occasion ended with TWB SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS and all participants of the seminar were awarded a certificate of attendance.