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***(Kenya) One in every 40 children has autism; more "special classrooms" needed

July 23, 2019, Kenya Broadcasting Corp.: Counties to build special classrooms for children with Autism 12 counties are in the process of passing motions for the establishment of special classrooms in all ECD centers across all the wards. This they say will boost support among minors suffering from Autism. Garrisa and Nyandarua County assemblies have already passed motions for the establishment of the special ECD centers…. He said there is need for all children living with autism to have access to quality education and this can only be done if specific educational centers are set up in schools. … Chege at the same time said the organization with other stakeholders will roll out a national survey so as to determine the exact numbers of children with Autism. He said current statistics indicate that one in forty children suffers from the condition but they are determined to get the real numbers so as to be able to offer help at the local level.

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