Buhari signs law banning discrimination against persons with disability
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday signed into law a legislation that will henceforth criminalise common discriminations against persons with disabilities.
Nigeria’s 27M Disabled Wait Decades for Public Access
Muazu is one of 27 million disabled Nigerians trying to lead a normal life. But a lack of handicapped facilities means disabled people like Muazu struggle for access.
Life in the shadows: Living with disabilities in a conflict zone
“We found that there was still some challenges among humanitarian workers — they are not always sure how to work with people with disabilities or how to communicate with people with disabilities.” — Kelly Thayer, emergency coordinator, Humanity & Inclusion
For Children with Disabilities in Nigeria, Educational Opportunities Remain Scant
“I say to the teachers: ‘If the child can’t answer the questions on paper, ask her verbally. If she answers correctly, then she should be scored in the same way as a child who answered on paper.”
Infanticide in Kenya: ‘I was told to kill my disabled baby’
Her own grandmother went as far as suggesting how she could kill her baby. “She told me to insert needles into Samwell’s veins – that they would kill him slowly and no-one would know what had happened,” she said.
Preventing disabilities through early detection, diagnosis, treatment
In a bid to reduce disabilities in Nigeria, which can be prevented and treated, the Lagos State Government has channeled its energy towards improving the lives through the early detection and diagnosis of disability in infants
Children with special needs must be correctly diagnosed – Experts
Speaking at the 2017 Annual Scientific Conference/Workshop, with the theme, “Challenges and care of children with special needs,” the experts emphasise the need to correctly identify children with disability, with a view to according them the needed support and treatment.
Living in Denial
Stephen’s claim that he has dyslexia is a strong possibility because the traits he exhibits are those of someone who is dyslexic. Dyslexia cannot be cured, but managed to reduce its symptoms.