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
The future of people with Learning Disabilities in Nigeria
People with LD continue to suffer discrimination, isolation, and deprived access to social benefits. As a highly religious society most Nigerians tend to be altruistic and so often consider people with LD as ‘charity cases’.
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.
Persons with disabilities bill – the task before Nigeria’s Senate
There should be An Act to Ensure Full Integration of Persons with Disabilities into the Society and also to establish a National Commission for Persons with Disabilities which should be vested with the Responsibilities for their Education, Health Care and the Protection of their Social, Economic, Civil Rights.
Lead Poisoning Associated With Intellectual Disabilities in Children
According to the latest fact sheet on Lead poisoning and health by the World Health Organisation (WHO), lead is a cumulative toxicant that affects multiple body systems and is particularly harmful to young children.
Autism – With Early Intervention, There’s Hope for Sufferers- Expert
Usman discovered Mohammed had autism when he was two years old. Being her first child, she did not notice anything wrong with him, but a family member saw him and said he should be taken to the hospital for check up. They did some tests, and the doctors said the child had autism.
12m Nigerians living with learning disability – Expert
Director, Helping Hands Special School, Miss Chinenye Okoye has stated that 12 million Nigerians are living with learning disability adding that out of that number, six million are children.
Visible But Invisible: People Living With Disabilities in Nigeria
Regardless of the large number of people with disabilities in Nigeria, little support, if any is given to individuals living with disabilities. These individuals are often excluded from social, economic and political affairs in the society.