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Dubai Autism Centre to host international conference on autism

United Arab Emirates: Sunday, October 30 - 2011 @ 09:36

The conference will benefit relevant institutions, government organizations, directors of autism and special needs centres, caregivers of children with autism in the various medical and educational fields, as well as parents and family members.

The conference is a full day event that will be held on November 27th at the Knowledge Village. It will feature internationally renowned expert speakers in their respective fields. The keynote speakers represent top institutes from the US and the UK, who are leading the way in research, diagnosis, autism advocacy and intervention.

Mr. Mohammad AL Emadi, Director General and board member of Dubai Autism Centre commented: “His Highness patronage to the conference emphasizes his interest in providing opportunities and his determination to enhance the level of educational and medical services offered to special needs in general and autism in particular, to be at par with Dubai development and growth.” Mr. Emadi also emphasized the importance of consistent training and pointed out that the conference would be a unique opportunity for specialists in the Arab world to build bridges and network with international institutions and experts.

The conference aims at highlighting the international efforts of limiting the difficulties that can arise from growing up with autism, as well as the latest research and best practices, international early detection diagnosis methods, and the curriculum used in the rehabilitation of children with autism and the future of adults with autism. Through this conference, the Dubai Autism Centre is stressing the importance of adopting globally proven programs and encouraging the various centres to adopt internationally accredited programs and standards.

Dubai Autism Centre specializes in the assessment and diagnosis of autism, as well as providing appropriate intervention programs and support to children diagnosed with autism and their families. Since its inception the centre has also been very active in spreading awareness and knowledge about this disorder through periodical awareness campaigns. The centre consistently works to highlight the latest developments in research and intervention programs and the importance of early diagnosis.

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