Thursday, January 14, 2016

Helping our Teenagers and Adults with Special Needs Build Healthy Relationships and Live Successfully

For many individuals living with disabilities (physical, visual, learning related or otherwise), day to day functionalities ranging from self-grooming to other activities of daily living, and more importantly socialization and initiating healthy relationships can be challenging. For many parents and teachers of children with special needs, a primary concern is how these children will function as adults. It is therefore important for educators and family members to teach them, early enough, functional skills that will help them live more functional lives as adults.

For four days in February, Patrick Speech and Language Centre will be hosting parents, teachers, guardians, care givers, and all other persons working with people with disabilities for a training themed HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS AND AUTISM- A GUIDE TO ADULTHOOD. The training will focus on:


·        Self-care, human sexuality, relationship development and a proper guide to adulthood


·        Provision of guidance and information on the above mentioned to families, communities and persons working with individuals with disabilities.


The training will hold between the 15th and 18th of February 2016 at the St Glorias College 28/29, Adekunle Fajuyi Way GRA-Ikeja, Lagos from 10am – 3:00pm daily. It will be facilitated by Dr. Lawrence Sutton, a renowned psychologist from the US. Dr. L Sutton has worked for over a decade with individuals with developmental disabilities, he is also one of the forefront facilitators at the yearly GTB Autism Seminar in Nigeria.

It is important for me to say here that Patrick Speech and Languages Centre (PSLC) has been at forefront of training on autism and other related disorders. It is a centre designed to assist individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Asperger’s Syndrome, Speech and Language problems and other learning disabilities.

So back to the training! Is it going to cost you money? Yes! But at a subsidized rate of 50,000 Naira. Also there will be discount for 5 or more participants coming together.

How do you register or pay? Simple, send name and phone number of the participant(s) to And pay to the account, Patrick Speech and Languages Centre, GTBank 0004805503.


For further enquiries in this regard, please call 08180127108, 08038957022, 08030833602.

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