“We are a private school but, for the past years, I’ve been trying to move the school from a private one to an NGO to be able to accept funds, but unfortunately the papers aren’t done yet,” Trad told us.
Trad is hoping to reopen in order to continue providing this unique educational service to Autistic children who have no other alternatives.
However, that could only happen if the banks in Lebanon release their firm capital control on money withdrawals and transfers; an imposed crisis that has been further crippling the Lebanese and causing more hardships.
“The school might open again if there’s an ability to pressure the bank to let us proceed with the external transferring process,” Trad said, “or if a big fundraiser happens.”
“Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a serious neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs the ability of the child to communicate and interact with others. It affects verbal and non-verbal communication and social interaction, which adversely affects the child’s educational performance. It may also cause restricted repetitive behaviors, interests, and activities.” ~ Mayo Clinic