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Has your child been diagnosed with Autism? Here’s what to do.

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Has your child been diagnosed with Autism? Here’s what to do.

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• Presently, there is no cure for Autism. However, as knowledge of ASD improves and services continue to develop, individuals with ASD have more opportunity than ever of reaching their full potential. There are many social and educational interventions that can greatly enhance the lives of individuals with ASD. No particular treatment fits all but it can be managed through special education, behavioural and medical management. 

• Symptoms and Behaviour of individuals with Autism can also combine in many ways and varies in individuals and intensity. But in general, children with Autism respond best to highly structured and specialized therapies. Early intervention affords most individual the best option of recovery and others, the best opportunity to live a full and functional life. Early intervention can start as early as 18 months. 

Where to get help.

Intervention programmes such as intensive behavioral therapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, music therapy and diet have been in use and have been proven to be effective in the management of individuals living with ASD.

Early diagnosis is essential and early intervention is KEY.

You can find great help here in Nigeria at Patrick Speech & Languages Centre at 13b Remi-Fanikayode Street, GRA Ikeja, Lagos.

But autism isn't an end all for your child, with enough guidance and support your child can achieve great things.

What people living with autism can do very well: 

• Playing of Musical instruments

• Mental Maths

• Art work and creative work

• Remembering of dates, days and years

• Sorting of Puzzles

• Computer Skills

You can find great help here in Nigeria at Patrick Speech & Languages Centre at 13b Remi-Fanikayode Street, GRA Ikeja, Lagos.

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