A Mother Knows: GTBank deploys film to raise autism awareness in Nigeria


Foremost African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, has created a short film titled “A MOTHER KNOWS” to raise awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in Nigeria. The film addresses the neglect, stagmatization and other developmental disorders about people living with Autism face daily.

The film tells the story of a young boy growing up with autism and the impact of the condition on his family as they raise him.

According to the WHO, 1 in 160 children live with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) worldwide. In Nigeria, however, the condition is hardly diagnosed, rarely understood and children with ASD often suffer neglect and stigmatization. To address these challenges, GTBank launched the Orange Ribbon Initiative to support children and adults living with Autism and other developmental disorders.

For more information, please visit: Visit www.gtbank.com/autism to learn more about Autism.