Tobi Sax may not be known by many Nigerians but on June 22, 2016, Tobi proved to the world that Autism is not a disease or limitation as she thrilled fans with her ability to play the piano in a very uncanny manner.
More than 500 children in Lagos and Ogun States were attended to by healthcare specialists in one-on-one consultations for children with autism and other developmental difficulties organized by Guaranty Trust Bank plc.
The consultations, held from April 25-29 in Ogun State, and June 22-29 in Lagos are part of the GTBank Orange Ribbon Initiative, an advocacy programme designed to support children with developmental disabilities in Nigeria especially Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
At the one-on-one consultation, healthcare specialists drawn from Nigeria and the United States, offered for free, specialized services such as speech therapy, physical therapy, behavioral analysis, audiology, clinical psychology, developmental psychiatry, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy.
Amongst the partners in the programme were the First Lady of Ogun State, Mrs Olufunso Amosun through the Uplift Foundation, the State Ministries of Health and Education, Science and Technology, Blazing Trails International, Texas, USA, College of Medicine, Idi-Araba, Lagos, Patrick Speech and Language Centre, and the Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Ogun State.