Ghana government asked to fund autism research

GhanaCape Coast, Ghana — Speaking at the “Cape Coast Autism Training Workshop: Awareness and Applied Behavioural Analysis” recently held at the University of Cape Coast School of Medical Science (UCCMS), Dr. Ebenezer Badoe called for the Ghanan government to fund the research on the causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) among children in the country.

Badoe, who is currently the Director of Neurology and Development Clinic in Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, said that the research would help them get down to the bottom of what could be the reasons behind the development of autism of some of the children in the country.

Badoe further added that the research would also help them measure the cases of individuals with autism in the Ghana, since the country does not currently hold any statistics relating to individuals with ASD.

The three-day workshop on autism was the first-ever to be held, and was organized in cooperation with UCCMS and Child and Home Partnership International (CHIP)– an international organization based in New York, whose main focus is autism in the African region.

The workshop was attended by a number of lecturers, teachers from schools that cater to children with special needs, parents of children with ASD, and representatives from the country’s department of social welfare, among others.

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