and hope to those affected by autism spectrum disorder and advocating for them.”
The two major Nollywood players, who recently took part in the production of the first film on Autism ever produced in Nigeria, were awarded by WOW Divas, an international network of professional women,
at their second Autism Awareness Conference held on Friday, June 22, 2012 at Four Point by Sheraton in
Speakers and special guests at the event included Dr. Abiodun Aluko, Dr. Bosede Askhia, Dr. Yinka Akindayomi, Adeola Holloway Oduyemi, Dotun Akande, Mrs. Udo Maryanne Okonjo and Honourable Jerry Alagbaosa, member of the Imo State House of Rep amongst others. Parents and
caregivers, who filled the hall to the brim, were eager to receive more information on Autism which is affecting more and more families in Nigeria.
The conference which also saw the launch of The Nigerian Autism Directory emphasized key messages, one of which includes,“Autism is not a death sentence! With early diagnosis, intervention and therapy,
the child can recover without a trace.”