The Nia Foundation is on the verge of commencing the construction of its planned center of excellence with an aspiration of better serving a number of persons with autism in the country. The center is going to be the first of its kind in the continent and surely be a world class.
Staff, our children, families, and supporters of the Nia Foundation have travelled to Celebrate World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) at the construction site of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) with a successfully accomplished mission of creating awareness along the way.
In Ethiopia many adolescent girls migrate from rural to urban areas and abroad to escape poverty, early marriage, marriage by abduction and looking for better life. People have always migrated as they seek better lives for themselves. This is true even for adolescent girls, who are on the move in ever greater numbers. Because of their age and sex, migrant girls are especially vulnerable to risks, such as exploitative employment.
A new American government survey of parents suggests that 1 in 45 children, ages 3 through 17, have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is notably higher than the official government estimate of 1 in 68 American children with autism, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as read on Autism Speaks website.