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In Tanzania, Nane Nane (8th of August) is a public holiday whereby the nation celebrates the contribution of agriculture to the national economy. This year, Connects Autism Tanzania (CAT), in collaboration with the education department, participated at the annual Southern Zone Agricultural show. This year's celebrations took place from August 1st -10th in Arusha at Nane Nane ground. CAT celebrated with farmers by educating the visitors about Autism and advocating for people with Autism and other cognitive challenges for the entire 10 days. Click here to learn more about the event.
The mission of CA Tanzania is to support people living with autism and co-occurring conditions through capacity building, advocacy, community awareness and developing opportunities for success.
Connects Autism Tanzania
CAT Participates in Nane Nane Celebrations
Connects Autism Tanzania hosted a seminar for teachers and parents in September that covered a variety of important topics pertaining to special education. The workshop took place in the SIHA district of Tanzania and Connects Autism worked with over 65 special education teachers, Education Officers, social workers, health educators, parents with youth with Autism and other co-occurring conditions.
The workshop introduced proper use of Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and the Assessment Basic Language Learning Skills (ABLLS) program, created awareness about children with autism and other co-occurring conditions, and taught parents how to promote and teach social skills to children with cognitive disabilities.
CAT Hosted Special Education Training in the SIHA District