Autism Centre Coming

Plans for establishing an Autism Centre are moving ahead following the presentation of several palettes of furniture, autism therapy and assessment tools from the Christophe Harbour Foundation and Source Relief Inc this past week.

The centre is scheduled to open on Tuesday and is the culmination of four years of autism therapy development led by St. Kitts-based autism advocate Mauricer Marshall, Florida-based certified autism specialist Dr. Sheryl Rosin, and the St. Kitts Ministry of Education.

Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, William Hodge commended Dr Rosin on her efforts to raise awareness about autism in the Federation.

Development manager at Christophe Harbour, Robert Morris, said the company was pleased to be a part of this venture and noted he had a personal stake in the effort as well.

According to Dr. Rosin, autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the world and she has identified 58 cases on the island.

St. Kitts Spectrum Services is the first autism centre to open in the Eastern Caribbean.

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