Autism: Early Diagnosis, Intervention Crucial Says Nigeria’s First Lady

Senator Oluremi Tinubu.

By Alice Etuka, Abuja

First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has said that early diagnosis and intervention were crucial to ensure individuals with Autism reach their full potential.

Tinubu stated this on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, on her official X handle commemorating this year’s World Autism Day.

She wrote: “As we mark World Autism Awareness Day, I celebrate the unique strengths and creativity of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

“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 recognize the crucial role of community organizations 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.

“Together we can create a world where individuals irrespective of who they are and whatever challenges they face in life, are empowered, included, and celebrated for their unique gifts.

“God Bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.

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