Royal School of Educational Therapy Foundation in Abuja said it is seeking for more funding and donations to make stem cell therapy, a treatment for autism, more accessible to parents.
Stem cell is a treatment for neurological disorders, including autism, cerebral palsy, cognitive disabilities (mental retardation), muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injury and some other neurological disorders.
The founder of Royal School, Dr. Badewa Adejugbe-Williams who disclosed this during a seminar in Abuja said having such partnership will help to reduce the physiological trauma for both parents and children suffering from disabilities.
Commenting on what motivates her for setting up the Foundation and organising the seminar, Adejugbe-Williams said she is motivated into promoting the treatment for autism as her two children have been suffering from the challenge for 20 years, adding that, “As a parent, I know the psychological trauma I have undergone in the past 20 years.”
On her part, the Director of DeGrendel Home, South Africa, Mrs Andelene Thysse, said the Home has sponsored free therapy for over 280 children within one year.
Thysse said it cost an average of $11million to undergo treatment of stem cell therapy per patient, while calling on parents to embrace stem cell therapy as a cure for autism and other related disabilities.
A parent, Mrs. Asmau Ahmad-Lawal whose kid is undergoing the treatment confirmed the efficacy, but noted the slow process of recovery.