Thursday, October 28, 2010
Kuwait Visits U.S. Seeking Models for Residents with Disabilities
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Hani Qasem watched the workers at Valley Industries in Hazelwood. With a smile, he lifted his cell phone to his eyes, aimed carefully and took a photograph.
For a few minutes, he looked like a typical tourist. However, he wasn't in St. Louis on vacation. He and two colleagues were on a learning mission.
Qasem, Adel F. Deen and Mohammed Khajah are members of the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR). They were visiting St. Louis for two days, touring different sheltered workshop centers to find ways to help Kuwait adults with developmental disabilities.