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Cuba, France experts discuss quality of life of autistic children

Cuba, France experts discuss quality of life of autistic children

Nimes, France, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and French specialists are meeting here on Friday to address methods to improve the quality of life and social integration of children and teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

As part of their agenda in France, the director of International Cooperation of the Provincial Government of Cienfuegos, Yanet Gonzalez, and Master in Special Education Tania Gonzalez, director of the Vilma Espin School for children and adolescents with autism, in that Cuban region, exchanged experiences with local professionals.

In the cities of Bernis and Nimes, they visited institutes and medical-educational centers for people with disabilities, including those with ASD, institutions where they verified the working methods and resources used.

Gonzalez highlighted the opportunity to meet French professionals in the field, to receive information on their procedures and to transfer to them Cuba’s experiences and results in improving the quality of life of human beings with autism and in the actions to insert them into society.

In our school we have more than a decade of experience, a work we developed with students from two years old and teenagers up to 18 years old, which we presented, she told Prensa Latina.

According to the specialist, the meetings made it possible to appreciate the activities to bring students closer to everyday chores and provide them with skills to help them be ready for their adult life, depending on the level of disability.

The exchange of experiences, which began in the city of Orleans early this week, was made possible due to the support of the Cuba Cooperation France (CubaCoop) association and the French People’s Relief, in the framework of a partnership project.


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