Beaches Resorts Welcome Autistic Children

Source: https://www.beaches.com/all-inclusive/autism-friendly/

Source: https://www.beaches.com/all-inclusive/autism-friendly/

Yes, indeed! Beaches Resorts Is Home To Jamaica's First Autism-Friendly Resort

I was just reading it on the Beaches Resorts Website which is reporting that they have attained this groundbreaking achievement, not only in Jamaica and the Caribbean, but in the world, by completing the rigorous International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) training and Autism Certification!

This exciting certification spans all three Beaches Resorts - Beaches Negril and Beaches Ocho Rios in Jamaica, as well as Beaches Turks & Caicos.

Their website boasts...


"When we say we are "The Resorts for Everyone" we mean it!.

We are proud to offer families with children with autism and other special needs specialized service, engaging activities and custom dining options so that all families may enjoy a memorable, award-winning Beaches Luxury Included® experience."


WHAT IS INVOLVED IN THE CERTIFICATION?

Training is provided in...

  1. Sensory Awareness
  2. Motor Skills
  3. Autism Overview
  4. Program Development
  5. Social Skills
  6. Communication
  7. Environment &
  8. Emotional Awareness & Bullying


This is unprecedented but great news for families with autistic children who were longing to experience a complete Jamaican vacation with their loved ones who are autistic.

Additionally, they have introduced Julia's Amazing Art with Julia program, a Sesame Street character as part of their offering.

During this activity, children are greeted by Julia, a four-year-old girl autistic child who loves painting and art.

All Beaches Resorts staff underwent sensitivity training with "Sesame Street and Autism."

For more information on Beaches Resorts' Caribbean autism-friendly resorts, visit their website here.

ABOUT AUTISM


According to AutismSpeaks.org, in 2018 the CDC determined that approximately 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls. Most children were still being diagnosed after age 4, though autism can be reliably diagnosed as early as age 2. Source.

You are welcome to read more on autism in Jamaica here.

So what do you make of this development? I welcome your feedback in the comment section below.

See also: What Are Top Hotels In Jamaica?.

Sources:

  1. https://www.travelagentcentral.com/hotels/beaches-resort-attains-advanced-certified-autism-center-credential
  2. https://www.autismspeaks.org/autism-facts-and-figures

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May 08, 2019
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schedule change
by: Malcolm

hey, Mr. W., I see that you are thinking of changing the weekend schedule from Sunday to midweek. Sunday is normally good as most persons like my self-work during the week. so if you are going to make a change, see what most persons say about it first then you can make your decision from there on.

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by: Luna Sea Inn

As a physician, I have worked with children and adults with all types of disabilities. At Luna Sea Inn we offer handicapped facilities including a shower chair. Our staff is happy to assist with autistic, developmentally delayed, or physically handicapped children and adults.
Thanks
Linda

May 04, 2019
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by: Anonymous

Very honourable. Well done Beaches hotel.

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