Special Needs School
In 2017, the Rockhouse Foundation established the Savanna-la-Mar Inclusive Infant Academy, located in the parish of Westmoreland. SIIA opened with 30 students, some regular learners and some special needs.
The Savanna-la-Mar Inclusive Infant Academy (SIIA) offers developmental services to regular learners and special needs children deprived of treatment by health and education systems that are unable to offer facilities, adequately trained professional care, affordability or simple proximity.
SIIA is designed as a center to train teachers and parents in the western region to detect and work with children with developmental delays and physical disabilities.
This inclusion model school will be the first of its kind in Jamaica. A trained staff of teachers, caregivers, therapists and healthcare professionals not only will create the highest quality special needs school community, but will also training for teachers and parents in the western region of Jamaica to detect and work with children with developmental delays and physical disabilities.