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Dr (Mrs) Damilola Olayinka-Aliu, Service Director, Irebamibo Pearl Centre of Hope, IPCH, has warned that rather than attribute Autism Spectrum Disorder, ASD

The Senior Clinical Psychologist, at the 2019 Autism Awareness programme themed:

held recently at Agbara Lagos, stated that it was alarming that there still existed lots of stories of stigmatisation, abandonment, disappearance and unproven murder of autistic children.

Narrating the journey of how IPCH was formed, the mother of three explained that the birth of her second child, Irebamibo Pearl Olayinka-Aliu diagnosed of Autism Spectrum Disorder, ASD, informed the setting up of the non-governmental organisation three years ago. “The IPCH Initiative was born through the pain of finding solution for Irebamibo Pearl Olayinka-Aliu who is currently on the Autistic Spectrum. Ire as she is popularly called, was birthed through normal delivery without any complication whatsoever. As a matter of fact, Ire had the best pregnancy care among her other two siblings. Her antenatal and postnatal care was handled by a recognised private hospital under a relatively conducive atmosphere. In her early months, she was so full of life, laughter and very observant. At nine months, Ire could giggle out

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