Meet Nana Yaa: A 14 Year Old Ghanaian Girl With Autism Who Aspires To Be A Super Model

Nana Yaa Ohenewaa Kuffour is a 14 year old girl who is nonverbal and has autism but despite her condition, is determined to become one of the most inspiring people on earth.

With a condition such as autism, Nana Yaa is turning her life around with the support of her family, discovering an inner potential and a recent photo shoot directed by celebrated Ghanaian Photographer Kwaku David & Photo Model, Afi Antonio.

With an inspiring mum and mentor, Mrs. Mary Kuffour, who is a Professional teacher, now a special needs teacher and an early interventionist for children with speech and language difficulties, Nana Yaa says she is ready to turn her hobby into a career.

According to Prince Akpah, she was born a healthy baby, before her mother discovered the health condition of her daughter when she turned 5.

Autism Spectrum Disorder, which is popularly referred to as Autism, is a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences.

It is now known that there is not one autism but many types, caused by different combinations of genetic and environmental factors.