Pregnancy And Air Pollution: Medical Professionals Alert Parents About Their Baby’s Higher Chance Of Autism

Mary Amoah Kuffour never considered the possibility that her only daughter would be ill after giving birth to two healthy sons. Nana Yaa started acting strangely when she was just three years old. When she got irritated, she would flap her hands in an odd ritual and hardly say anything.

Mary searched for answers to her daughter’s actions year after year. At the age of six, Nana Yaa’s doctors eventually informed her mother that her daughter was autistic.

Autism is a neurological disorder that impacts cognitive function and brain development. The World Health Organization estimates that it affects one in every hundred children and ranges in severity from mild to severe. Although there is no recognized reason for the disorder, children with autism are very frequently labeled as “spiritual children” or the result of witchcraft in Ghana and many other countries.

Autism is a neurological disorder that impacts cognitive function and brain development. The World Health Organization estimates that it affects one in every hundred children and ranges in severity from mild to severe. Although there is no recognized reason for the disorder, children with autism are very frequently labeled as “spiritual children” or the result of witchcraft in Ghana and many other countries.

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