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Diagnosis and acceptance

If a person asks me about my journey, I always can take them to the 8 months before when a hunch told me something was off with my child.

Diagnosis and acceptance

If a person asks me about my journey, I always can take them to the 8 months before when a hunch told me something was off with my child.

Diagnosis and acceptance

If a person asks me about my journey, I always can take them to the 8 months before when a hunch told me something was off with my child.

Diagnosis and acceptance

If a person asks me about my journey, I always can take them to the 8 months before when a hunch told me something was off with my child.

Wondering about social skills

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Every country has a very sophisticated set of social skills. Social skills are very complex in nature even though they are discussed as such simple mundane rules that inherently develop in children.

If you grow up in Panama and then move to the US, you find yourself struggling to learn the customs of the city in order to fit in.

In 1999, I arrived in the Crescent City and never in my wildest…

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Why following Autism in Panama is important to the World? Why following all countries is important! United we Stand!

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I firmly believe we all have to be observant of the development and achievements in autism and related disabilities advocacy in other countries. As a parent to American children living abroad I live Panama advocacy but I still follow the achievements and losses in other jurisdictions.

Panama has not advanced in this matter. It does not matter if we paint ourselves blue and become smurfs. I have…

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Why following Autism in Panama is important to the World? Why following all countries is important! United we Stand!

IMG_6643.JPG

I firmly believe we all have to be observant of the development and achievements in autism and related disabilities advocacy in other countries. As a parent to American children living abroad I live Panama advocacy but I still follow the achievements and losses in other jurisdictions.

Panama has not advanced in this matter. It does not matter if we paint ourselves blue and become smurfs. I have…

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Panama Special Needs Kids and the Disservice Rendered to this Population

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Panama Special Needs Kids and the Disservice Rendered to this Population

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It no longer shocks me as it did in the beginning, the attitude of certain (not all) schools of being savvy enough to push the parent in a not so subtle way, to remove their special needs child from that school. It seemed to me, a sort of warlike tactic to pressure the parent psychologically enough to withdraw the child from the school.

The Ministry of Education stands idle, frozen, cold,…

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Panama Special Needs Kids and the Disservice Rendered to this Population

cleopitty:

Panama Special Needs Kids and the Disservice Rendered to this Population

20140217-080455-p.m..jpg

It no longer shocks me as it did in the beginning, the attitude of certain (not all) schools of being savvy enough to push the parent in a not so subtle way, to remove their special needs child from that school. It seemed to me, a sort of warlike tactic to pressure the parent psychologically enough to withdraw the child from the school.

The Ministry of Education stands idle, frozen, cold,…

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Panama Special Needs Kids and the Disservice Rendered to this Population

Panama Special Needs Kids and the Disservice Rendered to this Population

20140217-080455-p.m..jpg

It no longer shocks me as it did in the beginning, the attitude of certain (not all) schools of being savvy enough to push the parent in a not so subtle way, to remove their special needs child from that school. It seemed to me, a sort of warlike tactic to pressure the parent psychologically enough to withdraw the child from the school.

The Ministry of Education stands idle, frozen, cold,…

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Why does Education fail in Panama for special needs in private schools?

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In a country which struggles to have a reputation of modern and chic, the heart of the Americas, the Panama Canal, the building of the Metro, a very nice highway that comes out into the sea and back, and of course, the area of Panama Pacifico, it amazes me how lacking we are in offering a good education to the adults of tomorrow and most of all, special needs kids which are the last ones in the…

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cleopitty:

Why does Education fail in Panama for special needs in private schools?

In a country which struggles to have a reputation of modern and chic, the heart of the Americas, the Panama Canal, the building of the Metro, a very nice highway that comes out into the sea and back, and of course, the area of Panama Pacifico, it amazes me how lacking we are in offering a good education to the adults of tomorrow and most of all, special needs kids which are the last ones in the totem pole of interest of any government I have seen, unless of course, a PHOTO OPPORTUNITY is warranted.

cleopitty:

Why does Education fail in Panama for special needs in private schools?

In a country which struggles to have a reputation of modern and chic, the heart of the Americas, the Panama Canal, the building of the Metro, a very nice highway that comes out into the sea and back, and of course, the area of Panama Pacifico, it amazes me how lacking we are in offering a good education to the adults of tomorrow and most of all, special needs kids which are the last ones in the totem pole of interest of any government I have seen, unless of course, a PHOTO OPPORTUNITY is warranted.