Beaches Resorts, the Caribbean’s leading family all-inclusive brand, recently hosted a series of autism seminars at its three properties, Beaches Negril Resort & Spa, Beaches Ocho Rios – A Spa Golf & Waterpark Resort and Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa, in an effort to sensitise its staff members on what the company considers a very important topic.
The ‘Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children’ seminars were conducted by representatives from Sesame Street®, a long-standing partner of the resort chain. In addition to members of staff, the seminars were attended by teachers from schools adopted by the Sandals Foundation, Sandals Resorts International’s official charity.
“Our aim is not just to equip our staff members with the tools to care for guests with autism, but also to have them go back to their own communities and educate local people about autism,” said Joel Ryan, Group Entertainment Manager at Beaches Resorts. “As a proud sponsor of Sesame Street®, Beaches Resorts was delighted to support ‘The Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children’ seminars, which taught staff members how to create inclusive activities and events and to make adjustments, where necessary, to ensure all children have a positive Beaches experience.”
The Sesame Street® autism sensitisation approach brings awareness to the unique qualities and also similarities that all children possess and helps build empathy, respect and understanding among children.
Perlita Trail, Principal of Boscobel Primary School, which is adopted by the Sandals Foundation, said, “My teachers were very excited at the prospect of receiving autism sensitisation training. We commend Beaches Resorts, the Sandals Foundation and Sesame Street® for this awesome initiative. It is something we welcome and we will no doubt share the knowledge gleaned with as many other teachers as possible.”
About Beaches Resorts
With three spectacular locations in Turks & Caicos and Jamaica and soon a fourth in Barbados and a fifth in Antigua, Beaches Resorts is the ultimate getaway for every member of the family. With outrageous waterparks, XBOX® Play Lounge, the Scratch DJ Academy, exclusive Kids Camps, teen nightclubs, Certified Nannies, Butler service, Red Lane® Spas, Aqua Centres with expert PADI® certification and training; and free Wi-Fi, Beaches Resorts provides more quality inclusions than any other resort company on the planet. As a proud sponsor of Sesame Street®, Beaches Resorts also offers the Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street®, where kids can spend their holiday with their favourite friends from the Sesame Street® gang with daily activities and weekly stage shows. Beaches Resorts are also the perfect place for family gatherings from reunions and special birthdays to FamilyMoons®, Beaches’ signature destination wedding and vow renewal programme. Beaches Resorts is part of family-owned Sandals Resorts International (SRI), which includes Luxury-Included® Sandals Resorts and is the Caribbean’s leading all-inclusive resort company. For more information about the Beaches Resorts difference.