Divinely Inspired Victoriously Anointed Sisters (D.I.V.A.S) is a network of over a 100 women with a vision to encourage, inspire and actively promote strong women, through finding our place & purpose in life; passionately living our lives to the fullest; empowering ourselves and one another, and thereby impacting our society.
To promote Autism Spectrum awareness and understanding in Nigeria and provide families and caregivers with a directory listing the necessary tools available in Nigeria to handle the challenges of the Autism Spectrum
What is Autism
Autism is a developmental disorder that some people are born with — it is not something you can catch or pass along to someone else. Autism affects the brain and makes communicating and interacting with other people difficult. People who have autism often have one or more of the following symptoms;
- Delayed language development
- Impairment in social interactions
- Repetitive and stereotypic behaviours, interests and activities.
Another characteristic of autism is what some people describe as “sensory overload”: Sounds seem louder, lights brighter, or smells stronger .Not everybody with autism has the exact same symptoms. Some people may have autism that is mild, while others may have autism that is more severe. Because autism affects people differently, medical professionals call it a Spectrum Disorder. Two people with the same spectrum disorder may not act alike or have the same skills.
At the Seminar
At this seminar, we aim to equip parents with the tools necessary to help, understand and offer hope in battling Autism using various speakers. We shall also be presenting the 2nd edition of the Nigerian Autism Directory. A FREE directory listing, of the various services currently available in Nigeria.
It’s a Free seminar by invitation only.
2ND Autism Seminar
Theme: Empowering the Parent & Caregiver
Date: Friday, June 22, 2012
Time：8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Online Registration: http://form.myjotform.com/form/21267658303555
I am a Parent
I am a Caregiver
I am a Family Member
I am a Friend
It is MY JOB TO
See the World Through This Child’s Eyes
Explain This Child to The Teachers
Explain This Child to The Community
It is my Privilage TO
FIGHT For This Child’s Needs
DEFEND This Child
To plead for Early Intervention and other required Services
I LOVE THIS CHILD, THIS CHILD WITH AUTISM
For further enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org