GTBank Holds 9th Annual Autism Conference

For the ninth year in a row, Africa’s foremost nancial institution, Guaranty Trust

Bank plc, will bring together some of the world’s leading experts in Autism for two

days of critical discourse on supporting children and adults living with Autism in

Africa. Organized as part of the GTBank’s Orange Ribbon Initiative, the Annual

Autism Conference, will hold on the 30th and 31st of July 2019 at the MUSON

Centre, Onikan, Lagos.

Themed, “Autism: Transitions, Vocational skills and The Role of

Technology,” the Annual Autism Conference will bring to the fore the challenges

facing children living with Autism as they grow into adulthood. The conference will

feature presentations and keynote addresses on how to empower children and

adults living with Autism to reach their full potential. Some of the facilitators include

Dr. Loretta Burns, a leading expert in the eld of neurodevelopmental disorders and

the founder of ABE International Clinic; Dr. Tisa Hooper-Johnson, the Medical

Director of the HFHS Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD), USA;

Janette Washington, a speech-language pathologist with nearly a decade of

experience working with children living with autism and other special needs; and

Ivie Emokpae, a qualied special needs coordinator from the Institute of Education


Following the Autism conference will be free one-on-one consultations for children

with Autism and other developmental challenges, as well as counselling for parents

and guardians. There will also be sessions for Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy,

Behaviour Analysis, Audiology, Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychiatry,

Physiotherapy, and Occupational Therapy. These sessions will hold from Thursday

August 1st to Tuesday August 6th, 2019 at Digital Village, Alausa, Lagos.

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Commenting on the 9th Annual Autism Awareness Conference, Segun Agbaje, the

Chief Executive O@cer of Guaranty Trust Bank plc, said; “Children and adults living

with autism often lack the support and vocational training that they need to develop

critical life skills for leading independent and productive lives. As an organization

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