His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan oversees the strategies and programs of the Dubai Autism Center

13 Feb 2013

His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, President of Zayed University, praised the efforts of the employees and specialists working at the Dubai Autism Center, which offers various services targeted towards encouraging a better understanding of Autism and providing specialist services for people with Autism and those who care for them. This initiative shed light on the values ​​of teamwork and solidarity work in the society, being a social responsibility that requires joint national efforts to take a step forward towards a sustainable future.

His Excellency visited the Dubai Autism Center, along with Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahayan Al Nahayan, His Excellency Saeed Al Ghandi, His Excellency Hussain Khan Sahib, AbdulRahman Khan Sahib, Ahmad Issa Al Serkal, Dr. Sulaiman Al Jassim, Vice President of Zayed University and Safia Saeed Al Raqbani.

“I call all individuals and organizations to contribute and help support the center and concentrate their efforts on collaborating with various organizations to sponsor the center’s educational activities and help spread awareness about autism”, His Excellency added

Mohammad Al Emadi, Director General and board member of Dubai Autism Center, emphasized the importance of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan’s visit, saying it highlights his Excellency’s interest in the activities of special education in the UAE and his support of this humanitarian issue to those with special needs and autistic children.

“It is important to have this continuous support from the government, organizations and individuals. Their dedication in supporting the center’s operations and improving the quality of its services is highly appreciated,” Al Emadi added.

Dubai Autism Center is a non-profit organization that was established after the issuance of the decree on the 18th of November 2001, from the late Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum,

Autism is characterized by impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, unusual, repetitive, or severely limited activities and interests.