Dr. Hakon Hakonarson, MD, PhD is one of the world’s leading autism researchers and director of the Center for Applied Genomics, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We are proud and honored for his service on the ICare4Autism advisory committee and truly grateful for his regular speaking engagements at our conferences and events.
ICare4Autism’s African Autism Awareness and Intervention Initiative Is Gearing Up to Launch Program in Ghana
ICare4Autism continues to work to raise autism awareness in the West African nation of Ghana. On her recent visit to Shema Kolainu-Hear Our Voices School and Center for Children with Autism, Ms. Ofori-Atta explained the unique obstacles facing autism awareness and treatment in Ghana. Read more about our Africa Austism Awareness and Intervention Initiative »
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With the increasing number of children being diagnosed with autism disorders in the U.S., it is becoming essential for parents and other caregivers to participate in group therapy to learn how to effectively help their child develop various skills.
According to a recent study, there may be a link between autism and children delivered by Caesarean section. Through international research, scientists have stated that surgical delivery can raise the risk of autism disorders by 23 percent.