Saturday, July 20, 2024

Children living with Autism, have unlimited potential – Mutinta


First Lady Mutinta Hichilema says children living with Autism, just like any other child, have unlimited potential that must be fully developed and allowed to blossom.

Mrs. Hichilema noted that children living with autism need specialized developmental healing and nurturing techniques, specifically structures designed to lessen their physical limitations in order to make it easier for them to perform regular daily functions as well as fully utilize their abilities.

Mrs. Hichilema was speaking in Kabwe district during the ground breaking ceremony for the Caleb Centre for children living with autism.

The First Lady arrived in Kabwe to officiate at the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of a centre in Luasanse ward for children living with Autism.

 Provincial Permanent Secretary, Milner Mwanakampwe led other government and UPND officials to welcome  Mrs  Hichilema  ahead of her official engagements.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability caused by differences in the brain. Some people with ASD have a known difference, such as a genetic condition.

Other causes are not yet known. Scientists believe there are multiple causes of ASD that act together to change the most common ways people develop.

People still have much to learn about these causes and how they impact people with ASD.

People with ASD may behave, communicate, interact, and learn in ways that are different from most other people.

There is often nothing about how they look that sets them apart from other people.

The abilities of people with ASD can vary significantly. For example, some people with ASD may have advanced conversation skills whereas others may be nonverbal.

Some people with ASD need a lot of help in their daily lives; others can work and live with little to no support.



  1. Misplaced priorities. People are more concerned about where the next meal is coming from than some whlte autism agenda. Even those with autism would rather get fed than you talk about their ailment. This woman is out of touch. Is there something between her and chella the useless photographer? Rumours are rife

  2. Good job Mama first lady….please keep up identifying the needy in our society. Do not be derailed by people who tormented Zambians during their political expedience.

  3. I’m among qualified Persons with Disability who were deliberately left out of the recent teachers recruitment. Govt chose not to actualize the 10% slots reserved for Persons with Disability. We have been seeking audience from relevant authority, TSC and MOE, nothing seems to happen, they have all turned a death ear over our issue. Please help us???

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