First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa visits the McCarton School in New York.
The McCarton School provides an educational program for autistic children by using an integrated one-to-one model of therapy that is grounded in Applied Behavioral Analysis, combined with speech and language therapy, motor skills training, and peer interaction. It has full sponsorship of the US Government. The First Lady later toured the Eden Two School in Staten Island in New York. A special function was organized at this school to welcome her. She presented gifts to the children of Eden Two School. First Ladies of Many countries joined her in this visit, which was organized by the UN Secretariat, First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa is due to participate in several workshops on behalf of women and child welfare in the next few days.