Guaranty Trust Bank Plc is celebrating 10 years of its corporate support for the advocacy for people living with autism in the country, with its 10th Annual Autism Conference holding on Monday, July 27 and Tuesday, July 28, 2020, via live stream.
With the theme, “Autism: Focusing on similarities rather than differences,” the two-day conference will feature keynote presentations, panel discussions and Q&A sessions facilitated by specialists on Autism, such as Dr Andy Shih, a Senior Vice President at Autism Speaks, Dr Pamela Dixon, the Director of Clinical Services and Inclusion at Autism Speaks and Dr Brooke Ingersoll, Associate Professor and Director of the Autism Lab at Michigan State University, USA, amongst others.
Those interested in the event can register by visiting www.gtbank.com/autism2020. Registration is free.
Since its start of this Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, the GTBank has silently worked to be the forefront of the advocacy for people living with autism with its Orange Ribbon Initiative becoming a major rallying point for driving awareness about Autism, campaigning against the social stigma associated with developmental disorders and helping people with autism live a full and productive life.
This year’s event is holding virtually because of the Cobid-19 pandemic and also to allow anyone, anywhere to interact and learn from globally renowned medical experts, caregivers and health practitioners about supporting children and adults living with Autism.
Mr Segun Agbaje, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the bank, said this year’s event brings together specialists, caregivers, parents and concerned members of the public to share expertise and experience about how to take care of people living with autism, during this pandemic and beyond.
“This is one of the most important Autism Conferences we have held over the years, not only because it marks the 10th anniversary of our advocacy for people living with autism, but also because it is happening at such a critical time. The Covid-19 pandemic has made life more difficult for people all over the world, and at this year’s Conference, we are bringing together specialists, caregivers, parents and concerned members of the public to share expertise and experience about how we can continue to be there for children and adults living with autism, during this pandemic and beyond.”