Faculty and staff of Dominica’s leading school for children with special needs recently received special education teacher training in Barbados.
They partnered with Sunshine Early Stimulation Centre, a local school for children with special needs and My Child & I Charity, for the specialised ten-day workshop at the Derrick Smith School and Vocational Centre in Jackmans, St. Michael.
Achievement Learning Centre, founded in 2011 caters to children with autism, down syndrome, hearing impairment, learning disabilities and behavioural problems – exposing them to the necessary training, skills and education programmes that will allow them to make a meaningful contribution to society.
“This training is quite important for us,” Executive Director of Achievement Learning Centre, Beverly Leblanc expressed to The Barbados Advocate.
“We were established to meet a gap that existed and based on the work that we do, more people are coming wanting to enrol their children because of our success stories.”