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.
CAT Participates in Arusha Education Conference
This quarter CAT joined forces with 5 special education organizations including Regional and City Education officers from the Arusha Region, Radio Habari Maalum, and several educators from around Arusha to participate in a 3-day awareness event on special education. As a leader in disability work in Arusha, CAT director Grace Lyimo was asked to be a key speaker and helped organize the event. 120 participants from 7 districts of Arusha attended the event to learn about various topics to help improve the lives of those with disabilities in Tanzania.
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CAT works to implement Individualized Education Plans
Connects Autism Tanzania
In February and March, Connects Autism Tanzania worked closely with second year teachers and students studying special education from PATANDI Teachers Training College, as well as third year students teachers from SEKOMU University, to implement Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for students. A group of 30 students and teachers learned how to create IEP goals for their students and discussed how to implement the plans. Participants took this newfound knowledge back to their respective regions In Tanzania to share with other teachers, parents and social workers.