About asktoks.com

Vision

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reate a world that understands autism and more… because change is possible through education.

 

Mission

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stablish sustainable services for people with autism in the developing world and in places where services are inadequate or insufficient.

A Few Words About Us

asktoks.com believes we can change the world’s response to autism and mental health issues. We believe we can create a world that understands autism, thinks positively about developmental disorders, finds opportunities and builds on strengths, does not judge, disregard and outcast its children because of their mental ability.
By sharing the information we have, we are helping to break down stigma and neutralize fear. We do this because changing perceptions is only possible through education and shared information.

asktoks.com was created because one person alone cannot physically reach the thousands that need our help, but a great number of those thousands can reach our site.

      asktoks.com is a platform for parents of children with autism or challenging behaviours to seek guidance, treatment and support anonymously. All interactions are strictly confidential.

 

We offer individual treatment services, intensive programs, private mother-and-childconsultation, corporate services  and more. These services benefit children who engage in behaviour that interferes with their development of new skills, restricts opportunities for social interaction and participation in integrated settings or endangers themselves or others.

 

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uthenticity

We are what you see; We are open. We share with you our flaws because we are not afraid to learn in the presence of others. Our claims are truthful because our experience is vast in the field. We believe in what we do and do not claim more than what we know. We are authentic.

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ositive impact

Addressing the treatment gap for children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disorders in Nigeria. Our focus on this group is strongly held within the larger context of national advocacy for child mental health.

 

Ms Toks Bakare is a UK trained Behaviour Analyst with over a decade of experience in developmental psychology. As an independent specialist consultant she provides Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) treatment and early intervention services for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders in Europe and in Nigeria. Collaborating with local paediatricians to create this interdisciplinary service, her work improves early identification and treatment options for children with developmental delays. Ms Bakare has assisted with research on autism and ABA internationally, in peer reviewed journals. Her broad experience in ABA includes extensive consultant’s training, experience, research, teaching and management on the UCLA Multi-Site young Autism Project, at the UK replication site.

 

 

             10363344_610220795740104_6595511992103228266_nHelen Obiageli Oshikoya is the founder / CEO of Nobelova Gradani Psychoeducational Services. A member of the Nigerian Bar Association since 1991 she holds a Master’s degree in Social Science from the UK consisting of child development, learning assessments and other areas of social sciences. With a wealth of experience in children’s rights she has been the foremost advocate for several campaigns. A member of the Nigerian Psychological Association, British Psychological Society, American Psychological Association and a Certified Autism Specialist who is certified to perform both clinical and educational assessments, she has provided hospitals, schools and establishments with developmental, educational and psychometric tests, also providing interventions and workforce engaged programs.

 

 

           Patricia-Oranye-resize-150x150Ms Patricia Oranye is a Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCO) for Seconday School Section at Grange School in Lagos. Patricia’s determination and steadfast desire to change the delivery of speech-language therapy into a delightful experience for children and their parents has been proven to be successful and is the goal for every child’s treatment program. Patricia received a Bachelor of Education degree in Special Education from the University of Ibadan and a Master of Arts Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas- A Member of Texas Longhorn.

Her professional career includes and is not limited to various areas of the speech, language and hearing disorders/mechanisms including Apraxia, Articulation, Attention Deficit, Auditory Processing, Augmentative Communication, Developmental Delays, Dysphagia, Neurogenic Disorders, and Sensory, Social and Behavioural Deficiences. Patricia’s special interest include treating children with disabilities, autism and autistic like behaviors as well as working with children that have language and learning disabilities, expressive and receptive language delays, articulation concerns, auditory processing issues, phonological disorders and limited social skills. Patricia’s hands on clinical experience is a result from workign in private schools, public schools and early intervention settings.

 


               Atilola-resize-150x150Dr. Olayinka Atilola
is a consultant Psychiatrist and lecturer in Psychiatry at Lagos State University College of Medicine, Lagos. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine, a Bachelor’s Degree in Surgery and a Diploma in Children, Youth and Development. He has extensive experience in child and adolescent psychiatry providing mental health services to children and adolescents in Nigeria. A fellow of the West African College of Physicians and the Medical College of Psychiatrist, Dr. Atilola is published in many peer reviewed journals internationally.

 


                             uwajeh-profile-240x300Dr. Uwajeh is one of the founders of Pediatric Partners Hospital in Lagos. She is board certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics; she is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Nigerian Medical Association. Dr Uwajeh is certified in Pediatric Advance Life Support and the Adult Life Support.

Dr. Uwajeh completed[HIS/HER]medical training at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital in Ile-Ife, Osun state, Nigeria.[HIS/HER]pediatric residency training was at the Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. USA.

 
                   ekuase-profile-240x300Dr. Sanusi is one of the founders of Pediatric Partners Hospital in Lagos. She was Board Certified in 1997 by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow in Good Standing of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Recognized as one of the outstanding residents during[HIS/HER]training, she was invited to stay on at Loma Linda to work as Pediatric Chief Resident and Assistant Program Director, supervising and teaching medical students and residents. Dr Sanusi has worked extensively in general Pediatrics in the United States and Nigeria caring for different populations of patients. She is currently affiliated with the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta which has a Partnership with Emory University.

 

Toks Bakare

Founder of asktoks.com, Ms Bakare is a UK trained Behaviour Analyst who has over a decade of experience in the field of developmental psychology. She is a specialist consultant, providing Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) services to children with developmental disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

After relocating from the UK in early 2014, she has began consulting with Nigerian organisations in Lagos and Abuja in her effort to bring ABA treatment services to the health sector and to improve the quality of specialist education services in Nigeria.

Her commitment to bridging knowledge gaps through advocacy and education; and to addressing the lack of treatment options in under-serviced areas, is evident in her current work in Nigeria. She strongly believes in education that acknowledges multiple intelligences and the potential for all children, no matter their ability, to lead full and meaningful lives.