Autism: First lady calls for early diagnosis, inclusion

First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu, has called for early diagnosis and intervention for individuals with autism.

She disclosed in a statement on Tuesday to mark the World Autism Awareness Day.

In the statement, she recognised the challenges faced by families with autistic loved ones and celebrated them for their love and dedication.

The statement read, “As we mark World Autism Awareness Day, I celebrate the unique strengths and creativity of individuals with the Autism Spectrum Disorder.

“The journey for families with loved ones who are autistic can be challenging. Today, I salute and celebrate their unwavering love and dedication.

“I also recognise the crucial role of community organisations in providing support, resources, and opportunities for individuals with Autism and their families.

“Early diagnosis and intervention are crucial to ensure individuals with autism reach their full potential. I urge parents and caregivers to be attentive to developmental milestones and seek professional help if any concerns arise.”

Mrs. Tinubu also called for a world where everyone, regardless of their challenges, is empowered, included, and celebrated for their unique gifts.

PUNCH reports that a foundation, Ferdinand Effah Music Heritage Foundation, has called for all-inclusive development to promote good health and well-being for persons with autism.

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