The importance of early detection

Marie Claire Uwera learnt that her toddler was born with autism when she was two years old, and now, she turns four. She got concerned when she realised that her baby was not doing what other children of the same age do. “She didn’t want to play with other children; she used to play alone, in a corner. I asked doctors and they advised me to take her to the hospital for diagnosis. I then learnt she had autism,” she says.