Beacon School Principal Sheryl Wood shared with Rotarians yesterday how considerable strides have been made in the arena of special education in The Bahamas and Grand Bahama.

The veteran educator was addressing the matter with members of the Rotary Club of Freeport during their regular weekly meeting, where she spoke on what The Beacon School is offering its students to prepare them for life after school.

Speaking to the fact that some students are returned

to mainstream education, Woods explained that the inclusion is only possible when everything is in place to meet the needs of the learner.

To that end, she explained that there are special programs that are in existence in the public school system that are being maintained by the Ministry of Education such as programs for the deaf at Maurice Moore Primary and Jack Hayward High as well as programs for the blind at Jack Hayward.

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