On Wednesday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina emphasized the importance of an integrated learning environment for the development of intellect and thinking of children with special needs.
“The integrated learning environment is very important for the development of intellect and thinking of children with special needs,” she said.
The Prime Minister said this during the presentation of the architectural design of the National Academy for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NAAND) complex on Wednesday morning at her Ganabhaban official residence, according to a press release from the Prime Minister’s press wing.
Moreover, an open and natural environment also plays a greater role in the physical and mental growth of these children than any normal child, she added.
Sheikh Hasina reiterated his call to ensure a cross-ventilation system in the construction of any residential building in urban areas.
She also emphasized the training of existing teachers as well as the development of new teachers and trainers for children with autism and neurodevelopmental disabilities.
Regarding the design of the complex building, the Prime Minister emphasized the optimal use of daylight and the circulation of free air and oxygen, as well as the conservation of the tanks water supply and adequate open space with an appropriate fire extinguishing system.
The National Academy for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (NAAND) complex is being built as an international standard academy to ensure fair and equal education for autistic and NDD children in the country.
Minister of Education, Dr. Dipu Moni, MP, Deputy Minister of Education, Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury, MP, Principal Secretary of PMO, Md. Tofazzel Hossain Miah, and Secretary of Education Division secondary and superior, Md Abu Bakr Siddique, were present.