Shema Kolainu – Hear our Voices, School and Center for Children with Autism welcomed a very special guest on the morning of July 3, 2014, International Child Development Center Director (ICDC), Ms. Narine Vardanyan. Ms. Vardanyan recently attended the groundbreaking 2014 ICare4Autism International Conference, which commenced on Monday, June 30th in New York City and included over 500 attendees. As an autism industry professional, Ms. Vardanyan represents ICD Center’s interest in state of the art methods for treating children with autism in Armenia.
Upon major breakthroughs and news in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research and policy announced at the ICare4Autism conference, Ms. Vardanyan made the special trip to Shema Kolainu to gather insights and methods used in the United States based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to treat children with autism in an educational setting. According to Ms. Vardanyan, “ABA specialized educational approach and awareness for children living with autism in Armenia is greatly needed, especially in small villages where our children are often overlooked.”
Ms. Vardanyan met with Shema Kolainu and ICare4Autism Founder and President, Joshua Weinstein Ph.D., M.B.A. along with staff and students. As a dedicated school for children with autism, Shema Kolainu-Hear Our Voices offers a broad spectrum of evidence-based education and therapy programs in a warm and nurturing environment. Such a special visit made by Ms. Vardanyan helped further ICare4Autism mission as the catalyst that drives collaborations globally through the organization’s groundbreaking international conference to help deliver awareness and education for families touched by autism worldwide. She is taking the exam for BCBA and all necessary assistance will be forthcoming as well as wishing her success on her mission.