Happy two year Anniversary to JPOH

Today we celebrate our two year anniversary of bringing hope to families with special needs children in Sierra Leone and the USA. We have also helped to educate so many families on autism, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome and other special needs. We are educating one community and one city at a time to support, accepts and include individuals with special needs as part of the community. thank you all for supporting us for two years

Feeding of our students during the stay home in Sierra Leone

Ay Juniors Place of Hope, we provide two meals a day for our students and 98% of our students depend on this meal for their daily nutritional needs, but since the school locked down, some of our students have been seen roaming the neighborhoods in search of food. Today with the help of supporters, we were able to provide two weeks supply of food for our students.

How to support individuals with autism and other special needs.

The first thing most people do when they see a child with autism or other special needs is to make a judgment, feel sorry for the parent or ignore them totally.

Individuals with special needs want what everyone wants, respect, acceptance and support. The first thing to do is smile, say hello and if it’s a child having a sensory breakdown the best you can do for the parent is to tell her ” you are doing a great job” you don’t know how much does six words mean to a parent dealing with a meltdown.

Our children’s response to different places and activities varies from child to child and parents shouldn’t be called “bad” or the kids shouldn’t be called “unruly” when you don’t know what they are going through.

Support, accept and respect individuals with autism and other special needs.

Henrietta Bassey, RN, BSN and ACAS