Advancing Our Agenda
Making a Difference
After a successful launch of our Integration Therapy Pilot program, some children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder have shown a marked improvement and, as a result, are attending regular learning sessions with other children at City Primary School. This outstanding pilot program, a joint effort of the Autism Society and the Government of Kenya, has been our biggest success story since its inception in 2003, and is the model for all other programs the Society has begun and continues to pursue in Kenya.
Other Integration Therapies
creating an impact
As we have seen the success of our integration programs. Other programs and Therapies the Society has established and currently ongoing include:
Motor Skill Development
Doing What’s Needed for our kids
The cornerstone of our Autism program is a nutritional program with an emphasis on healthy nutritional diet, which runs concurrently with an appropriate and highly structured educational program. Dietary intervention is one of the therapies introduced by the Autism Society which has shown consistent positive results in the management of a child with Autism. Good nutrition is an essential element in increasing the ability to concentrate and learn.
Tackling the Issue
Along with Dietary Intervention, Autism is also managed through Sensory Integration carried out by trained Therapists. The highly structured educational program incorporates intensive Integration Therapy for children with Autism at City Primary School, and intends to do the same in all other programs they initiated.
This pilot program, has been our biggest success story since its inception in 2003 has been used as a model for initiating other programs.