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Over 30 ‘paraprofessionals’ begin training to assist children with special needs

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Posted: Monday, August 9, 2021. 9:35 pm CST.

By Benjamin Flowers: Over 30 people from various backgrounds participated in a Paraprofessional Certification Course this weekend, which will better equip them to work with children and teens who have learning disabilities and other special needs.

The training session was hosted by Autism Belize in collaboration with Axiory, the Community Rehabilitation Department (CRD), the Hub, and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, and Technology.

The 36 participants, included parents of special needs children, students interested in working with special needs children, teachers, social workers, and other representatives from the education sector. The four-week, 20-hour training course is made up of 4 modules: Understanding Differences, Behavior Intervention, Evidenced-Based Interventions & Teaching Strategies, and Inclusive Education, Inclusive Society.

“Autism Belize will continue to conduct this certification training throughout the country and looks forward to continued collaboration with our NGOs, private sector, educators, and critical decision-makers as we work towards improving the lives of our special needs children,” explained Christy Almeida, founder of Autism Belize.

Almeida added that interested persons from all over the country have begun reaching out to the organization with the hopes of bringing the next round of training to their district. Those wishing to register for the training can do so by visiting https://autismbelize.org/parapro-certification/.

On Mon, Aug 9, 2021 at 8:43 PM Benjamin Flowers <benreporter13@gmail.com> wrote:

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