Autism Disorders: GTBank deploys film to create awareness

Posted by News Express | 3 April 2019 | 858 times

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As part of its effort in addressing the neglect and stigmatisation of children living with Autism, GTBank has created a short film “The Mother Knows” to raise awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in Nigeria.

The film tells the story of a young boy growing up with autism and the impact of the condition on his family as they raise him.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one in 160 children worldwide live with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In Nigeria, however, the condition is hardly diagnosed, rarely understood and children with ASD often suffer neglect and stigmatisation.

To address these challenges, GTBank launched the ‘Orange Ribbon Initiative’ to support children and adults living with Autism and other developmental disorders.

The film, “The Mother Knows”, was designed to help create awareness and provide a platform against the stigmatisation of people living with Autism and other developmental disorders.

Source: News Express

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