Observer Newspaper 2013
Mother says she has had to give up her job to care for her Autistic son in Montego Bay. She survives by begging. Sometimes she is so stressed; she says that she “feels like killing her son”. She says that if she leaves him on the streets; she knows that “the people will do it for her”
Canadian Jamaican Medical Assistance is striving to help boys such as this in classrooms in Jamaica through the Learning Innovation Autism Management project (LIAM)
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In Jamaica 600 children are born each year with Autism; additionally 4,400 are born with spectrum related conditions such as A.D.D. and A.H.D. It is estimated that in the school system there would be 70,000 students with a range of severity. (Ages 4 – 18)
Children with these conditions are unwittingly targeted by parents and peers as “fools.” We at CJMAS are trying to make a difference in the lives of these children. We are using the opportunity of our 25th anniversary celebration this year, to highlight the LIAM project along with our other initiatives, Open Arms Drop in Centre for the mentally ill, Kingston and our scholarship program.
Our Goal is to raise $50,000 CAD to fund these initiatives.
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