Dr Hibah Shata, Managing Director of CEIMC said: "Inclusive education is about the child's right to participate and the school's duty to accept the child.
> The CEIMC will organise the 6th Annual Walk for Autism on April 26 at Zabeel Park
While the CEIMC
has 70 students, the recently opened CLEMC has 10.
Marwan Abedin, CEO of DHCC said in press statement, "The CEIMC
works tirelessly to draw attention to the disorder."
She collected 80 books that were on sale at the bookstall during the event, with the funds going to CEIMC
"Thanks to CEIMC, Daana is full of personality today and is in love with classical music," said Noreen, adding that if all goes well, he will be ready for a mainstream school next September.
Like Daana, there are 70 other children with developmental delays who are being subjected to the Applied Behaviourial Analysis (ABA) at CEIMC, 15 of whom have already been integrated into mainstream schools.
As Dr Hibah Shata, Managing Director and Co-founder of CEIMC, explained, ABA is a one-on-one intervention programme for special needs children designed and monitored by the US-based Centre for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD).
Early diagnosis and intervention can help children with autism integrate in regular schools, said Carolina Tovar, executive director of CEIMC
, speaking to Gulf News.
The managing director and co-founder of CEIMC
and CLEMC Dr Hibah Shata said: "Schools and teachers a decisive role in the development of children and they should make sincere efforts to ensure that kids grow up normally.