Jamaica: Education ministry looks to better serve children with autism

Kingston /Sunday, April 17, 2016 | Jamaica Observer

Resumen: – El ministro de Educación, Juventud e Información de Jamaica Ruel Reid, está tratando de trabajar más estrechamente con la Asociación de Apoyo Autismo Jamaica (JASA) para atender mejor las necesidades de los niños con autismo.

Education Minister Ruel Reid (left), is introduced to Deputy Representative for the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), Lone Hvass (right), by Development and Behavioural Paediatrician, Professor Maureen Samms-Vaughan (2nd left). Sharing the moment is Co-Founder of the JASA, Kathy Chang. (Photo: JIS)

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Minister of Education, Youth and Information Ruel Reid, is looking to work more closely with the Jamaica Autism Support Association (JASA) to better address the needs of children with autism.

“I want to invite you at your earliest convenience to have a sit down to examine how the great work of JASA can be enhanced through greater twinning with the mandate and work of the ministry. I believe that all our children deserve an equal opportunity to learn,” he said.

The minister was speaking at the JASA’s annual ‘Light it up Blue’ autism awareness forum held recently, at the University of the West Indies’ (UWI) Mona campus in St Andrew.

The forum, under the theme: ‘Inclusivity of children with special needs within the Education Sector,’ featured presentations on the autism spectrum of disorders by Development and Behavioural Paediatrician, Professor Maureen Samms-Vaughan.

Fuente: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Education-ministry-looks-to-better-serve-children-with-autism

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