School for Autistic children to be opened today
‘Step by Step’, a non-profit school for autistic children is scheduled to be opened today at Lot 3, Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara (above Ray’s Auto Spares).
The Director of this non-profit school is Mrs. Debbie Seebarran. Miss India Guyana 2013, Katherina Roshana has been appointed spokesperson.
The aim of the school is to teach autistic children the proper techniques, and procedures on how to manage their lives on a daily basis, and to socialize, as well as to bring awareness to the parents and guardians of Autistic children.
“They need to know how important an organized daily schedule is for their child. They also need to know how important it is for the child to be in a school suited for their condition.
Children suffering from autism are sometimes misunderstood and at times neglected, and abused by those that should love them the most.
“It is also known that some autistic children can be geniuses or extremely gifted hence, we wish to help them find their true potential. We would also like to educate society on how to communicate and show respect for these children”.
Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that typically lasts throughout a person’s lifetime. People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) have problems with social and communication skills.
Many people with ASD also have unusual ways of learning, paying attention or reacting to sensations. In most cases its causes are unknown. Today, one in 110 individuals is diagnosed with autism.