Mandeville and Kingston, Jamaica...Managing Director of the Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Foundation, Maia Chung says the way forward for the Foundation is that of government recognition. She says this is necessary for Jamaica, because Autism is now a global problem.
In speaking on our Current Affairs Programme, State of Affairs on Thursday, April 2, the Managing Director says despite the headway that has been made in Jamaica, much, is still left to be done.
That was Managing Director of the Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Foundation, Maia Chung.
According to a Maia Chung Publication from autismaroundtheglobe.org, Jamaica has no fully state-funded schools or therapy centres for autism…
She says the country needs these due to the high levels of unemployment and the large numbers of people who cannot pay for healthcare.
She further noted that if a heavily state-funded intervention was offered, many families affected could be helped.
In the article she highlighted that the majority of autism services, educational facilities, and therapies are available through the private sector which makes the services and help expensive.