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 Is your child…

Delayed in motor skills and speech?


Overly active?

Held back by a short attention span?

 

Not active enough?

Have difficulty behaving?

Have difficulty understanding language?

Have temper tantrums?

 

If you answer yes to one or more of these questions, there is a chance your child might be developmentally delayed.

If so, it is critical that you get help now

 

The Montego Bay Autism Center caters to children with Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Slow learners.

           MBAC HAPPENINGS

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"THE DISABILITIES ACT WAS PASSED IN 2014 IN KEEPING WITH THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (CRPD) OF WHICH JAMAICA WAS THE FIRST SIGNATORY.  THE ACT SEEKS TO PROMOTE THE WELFARE OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, PROTECTING THEIR RIGHTS AND PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THEM.  IN OTHER WORDS, ENSURING THAT PWDs ARE TREATED FAIRLY AND EQUALLY."

"THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE DISABILITIES ACT IS TO:

. ENCOURAGE ALL JAMAICANS TO RECOGNIZE AND ACCEPT THE PRINCIPLE THAT PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES HAVE THE SAME FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AS ANY OTHER PERSON.

. MAKE SURE THAT ALL PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ABLE TO TAKE PART EFFECTIVELY AND ARE INCLUDED ON AN EQUAL BASIS WITH OTHERS IN ALL ASPECTS OF NATIONAL LIFE. 

. PREVENT OR PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PWDS.

. PROMOTE ACCEPTANCE OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND RESPECT FOR THEIR DIFFERENCES AS HUMAN BEINGS. 

HOW CAN YOU HELP: 

. EDUCATE YOURSELF ON THE ACT BY VISITING THESE WEBSITES

 hhtps://jcpdja.com

 hhtps://www.mlss.gov.jm

 hhtps://jis.gov.jm

. WORK TOWARDS MAKING RENTED SPACES ACCESSIBLE FOR PWDs 

. ENCOURAGE AND FACILITATE THE EMPLOYMENT OF PWDs ON MERIT"

At the Montego Bay Autism Center (MBAC), we are here to help your child acquire the basic skills necessary to achieve his or her greatest potential, using a complete range of early childhood and specialized services.