When I was much younger, any time I met people who had cerebral palsy, a condition which is often characterised by walking in a wobbly manner, I usually kept a distance, because I felt they could have a mental illness such as schizophrenia. Such ignorance! However, today, I know better.

In this article, I will explain the differences between Cerebral Palsy, Autism and Down Syndrome.

One beautiful thing about children with Down Syndrome is their sweet spirit. They are very loving people. Sometime this year, I was privileged to visit an inclusive public primary school in Lagos, Nigeria. These are schools that admit children living with disabilities. I entered a class that had children with m