First dedicated school for autism launched in Gauteng
The provincial education and social development department’s launched the first of 12 specialised schools.
JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says the launch of the province's first dedicated school for autistic pupils shows no child will be prevented from obtaining an education.
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The provincial education and social development department's launched the first of 12 specialised schools for autism in Orlando West in Soweto today.
- Gauteng Education (@EducationGP) January 18, 2016
Autism is a developmental disability in which those diagnosed with the condition communicate, interact, behave and learn differently from most other people.
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Lesufi says today's launch of the Thulasizwe School for Autism has been described as a further step towards ensuring that all children have access to education.
The children at the school will receive specialist treatment and counselling with infrastructure that caters for their specific needs.