Dolphin therapy for children with autism in Jardines del Rey

With the aim of developing health tourism in the province of Ciego de Ávila, the local branch of the Cuban Medical Services Enterprise (Comercializadora de Servicios Médicos S.A./CSMC) proposes an innovative program for the care of children with autism spectrum disorder.

The project will focus on the Jardines del Rey tourist destination and offer animal therapy in the dolphinariums of the Coco and Guillermo keys. The program includes specialized medical care to improve children’s wellbeing and quality of life, as Dr. Agnerys Cruz, CSMC director in Ciego de Ávila, told Prensa Latina.

The initiative is the result of collaboration between CSMC and the Canadian hotel chain Blue Diamond Resorts. This joint effort will use dolphins to treat autistic children and adults with socialization problems, constituting a unique experience in Cuba’s tourist regions.

The combination of medical therapies and recreational activities promises to be an attractive and beneficial alternative for families seeking healthy tourism options.

Currently, travel offers are being organized with stays of between 7 and 21 days, which will include rehabilitation services, psychological counseling and various therapies of Western and Oriental medicine, according to Dr. Cruz. These tour packages seek to provide comprehensive care to children and their families.

The partnership between Blue Diamond Resorts and CSMC represents a new perspective for health tourism, encompassing various modalities whose main motivation is to contribute to people’s physical, mental and spiritual well-being.

Source: Prensa Latina