PACIS satisfied with strides made in society for children living with disabilities

Secretary of the Association of Parents Advocating for the Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Society (PACIS), Ms Alma Darroux has reported that while great strides are being made in society for persons living with disabilities in Dominica, there is still need for greater education awareness programs.


The group, which was formed just about three years ago have been advocating for more effort to be placed on making life comfortable for persons with special needs, through a series of educational programmes in primary and secondary schools.


Ms Darroux says the programme which ended last month sought to educate the students on the rights and needs of persons with challenges, and to remove all the myths and misconceptions associated with persons with special needs.


A number of primary and secondary schools on the island participated in the awareness programme, organized by PACIS.


Ms Darroux, who facilitated the workshops, says the response from the schools was encouraging.


She believes that the role of parents in the educational and awareness process is important.


The other major organizations that have been advocating for persons living with disabilities in Dominica is the Dominica Association of Persons Living with Disabilities (DAPD), the Alpha Center and Abilities Unlimited previously known as the Workshop for the Blind.

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