Reality TV star, actor and model, Uti Nwachukwu has advised his fellow brothers and sisters to take an autism test if they are between the ages of 15-33.
Uti Nwachukwu said in a series of tweets that the test is just to determine how your brain works and it does not mean there is anything wrong with you.
According to the Big Brother Africa winner, he has observed a pattern like challenges with social skills, emotional intelligence, repetitive behaviors, and non-verbal communications.
He disclosed that he got a few of his misunderstood younger friends to take the test and 8 out of 9 of them came back with results of an autism spectrum or tendencies, however, communication is better now and he loves them even more as they are so unique.
Autism spectrum disorder is a condition related to brain development that impacts how a person perceives and socializes with others, causing problems in social interaction and communication. The disorder also includes limited and repetitive patterns of behavior.
See his tweet below;
Reacting to his tweet, @blaq_beeuutee wrote; “Oga that’s not how it works. All of this test should be done once a child is born. Don’t mislead people. Your friends may have had it from birth. They didn’t just develop it and all. Nigerian hospitals and Nigerians generally don’t take mental health seriously that’s why they don’t do most of these checks in the hospital.”
@thedimmyy wrote; “Nigerian parents need to take their kids for autism tests, everything is not handled by shouting and hitting the child or blaming the father’s side…lol. Sometimes find out if and why the brain is not functioning “as it should”.