DOT Desk: An integrated learning environment is very important for the mental and physical development of children with special needs including those suffering from autism, reports TBS.
“Integrated learning environment is very important for the development of intellect and thinking of children with special needs,” she said.
The premier made the remarks while virtually inspecting the architectural plan for the “National Academy for Autism and Neuro-Development Disabilities (NAAND) Complex” from her official Ganobhaban residence yesterday.
The international standard complex aims to ensure fair and equal education for children having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Neuro-developmental Disabilities (NDD).
She said, “An open and natural environment plays a vital role in the physical and mental growth of children with special needs.”
Sheikh Hasina reiterated her call for ensuring a “cross-ventilation” system in the construction of any residential building in urban areas.