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Siblings Speak

My Brother, Moniyi By: Ayomikun Adewole, 12 year old brother. When I first found out that Moniyi had autism, I was scared because I did not know what it was. I just knew Moniyi was very active, jumping and running indoors. My Mum did not know either, so she did a lot of research. She …

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Rights of Children with Special Needs

By Abiye Tam-George Children with special needs are children that suffer from certain conditions that affect their ability to perform activities a normal child may perform. Such conditions include; autism, blindness, vision impairment, deafness, hearing impairment, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, quadriplegia, paralysis, learning disabilities, mental retardation, amputated limbs, etc,. Rights are fundamental freedoms that safeguard …

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Autism and Diet

Autism is a severe developmental disorder that begins at birth or within the first two-and-a-half years of life. Most autistic children are perfectly normal in appearance, but spend their time engaged in puzzling and disturbing behaviours which are markedly different from those of typical children. According to leading experts and parents, autism recovery begins with …

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From one mum to other mums on trying to raise a child with autism with the Word

by Nneka Obiagwu At the time my son, Bubu regressed and was subsequently diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder what I most worried about was how I was going to communicate God, His message, His love and His Words to him. You see as a Christian living in an epoch marked with great spiritual awakening …

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The Right to Education of the Special Needs Child in Nigeria: – A Wake – Up Call

by Nneka Obiagwu The right to free, compulsory and comprehensive primary/basic education which ensures the development of a child’s mental, physical, social and psychological wellbeing is a universal legal entitlement guaranteed to children the world over and it is also a moral claim. This right to education is enshrined in the United Nations Convention on …

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Driving Inclusive Education in Nigeria: from Policy to the Classroom

Written by Jennifer Ihuoma Abraham with supporting information from *Angela Emuwa and *Queen Onolaja. Presently, most schools in Nigeria do not accept children with disabilities. Yet, Nigeria is signatory to many resolutions and international conventions that refute educational exclusion: Nigeria is a member state of the United Nations (UN) and has signed and ratified many …

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