Saturday, 15 July 2017

GTBank Annual Autism Programme for 2017

In line with our mission at the Dewdrops Community Center for Special Needs, to ensure that no child is left behind regardless of any disability status, we do not neglect the fact that participating in international and national conferences as well as trainings are paramount in achieving this mission. With this in focus the Dewdrops Community Centre was duly represented at the 7th Annual Autism Programme for 2017 organized by the GTBank Nigeria.

The theme of the conference was: "Childhood to Adulthood Communication and Social Development." The conference was organised under the  Orange Ribbon Initiative of the GTBank Nigeria. An initiative that supports children living with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families.

The programme began on Wednesday, 12th July 2017 with a Press Conference, followed by two days of presentations and discussions. Various specialists in the field of special needs were in attendance as key speakers and/or discussion panelists. Some of the core topics discussed at the event were:

Parents communication intervention plan for children and adolescents with ASD.

Puberty and Autism: What to expect.

Understanding social and emotional development from childhood to adolescence.

Addressing Social communications in children and Adults.

Looking for Way Forward with Autism through Educational Partnerships and Research - Recent Findings.

Teaching sex education to pre-teens.

Helping your child during development.

Promoting Healthy Living and Wellness in Autism Communication development and Inclusion.

The plenary sessions were broken down into diverse trainings on different sub topics. The programme was rounded up with an interactive session between the panel and the audience. Our very own Mrs. Lola Aneke the Program Director of the Dewdrops Community Center for Special Needs was a panelist.

Here are some photo stories of  the event: