Centre holds series of autism campaigns
Dubai, May 23, 2012
The Dubai Early Childhood Development Centre (DECDC), for the Community Development Authority (CDA) in Dubai, organised a series of campaigns to raise awareness on autism, reaching out to hospitals and government entities.
The initiative comes as a part of CDA’s vision to support children with autism by empowering them to become equal members of the society, and launching useful community programmes and initiatives aimed at promoting public awareness about the disorder.
Dr Bushra Al Mulla, director of DECDC, said: “This move is in line with our vision of creating awareness and understanding amongst the community about autism and early intervention thus enabling children with autism to integrate within the community. We also work on driving the role of partners through activating their CSR programs in support of this vulnerable group.”
“DECDC continues to launch flourishing initiatives that provide children with complete care, in cooperation with strategic partners,” he added.
The campaign included a number of educational lectures containing a comprehensive definition on autism, its syndromes and its causes, the importance of early intervention in preventive medicine, and the best ways to diagnose and deal with children with autism.
It also stressed the key role that family and community can play in order to provide a better life for this segment of the society. – TradeArabia News Service