Is There Autism in Cuba?

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I travelled to Cuba and explored how their society is addressing autism and special needs. There isn’t much information available online, so I wanted to find out for myself. And yes, there are autistic children and adults in Cuba, along with other people with special needs.
I visited Havana’s Center for Rehabilitacion and Integration for Pediatrics, a school for children and young adults with significant disabilities. I also interviewed an administrator of an autism school. Here, I discuss my trip and what I found on the Autism Live show.
Enjoy the beautiful photos of Havana’s cars and architecture as a bonus!

Part 1: Cuba Travels

Part 2: Autism in Cuba

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Christina Adams is an American award-winning writer, journalist, author and speaker. She and her work have been featured by National Public Radio, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, LA Times Magazine, Gulf News, Khaleej Times, Dubai One, GOOD, Open Democracy, OZY, Autism File, Global Advances in Health and Medicine, Her book Camel Crazy: A Quest for Miracles in the Mysterious World of Camels explores the scientific and cultural importance of camels and their milk. Her book A Real Boy… Her book A Real Boy (Berkley/Penguin) reveals the world of autism and her son’s early intervention. Her series “Autism and Beyond” airs on Autism Live at An expert on autism and camel milk, she advises families and scientists from many countries. She enjoys connecting with people from all cultures.

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