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.
"Strengthening communication with the families of children with disabilities enrolled at the centre is one of our important commitments, to extend continuous support," said Dr Bushra Al Mulla, director of DECDC
We look forward to leveraging their wealth of expertise in further enhancing the level of training provided by us to the teaching staff in several schools and nurseries in Dubai "Dr Bushra Al Mulla provided an overview of the functioning of DECDC
to the delegation, who also toured the premises.
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.
"The training reflects our growing relationship with the Scott Autism Centre and follows their visit to DECDC
earlier this year to assess the centre training needs.
yesterday held a ceremony to honour supportive institutions while calling on more schools to follow their example.
At the DECDC
, we focus on various activities to develop the child's abilities, and this initiative led by ENOC has succeeded in achieving our overarching objectives.
One of the campaign's main objectives was to highlight the importance of the family's role in the child's development and early intervention to prevent further behavioral problems in the future," said Dr Bushra Al Mulla, Director of DECDC
"A gap analysis was conducted by Dubai Government in 2007, which showed that no facilities exist in Dubai for children from birth to the age of six years, hence the idea of the DECDC
, an initiative by the Community Development Authority, was born," Bushra said.
At a press conference held on Tuesday 20th of April, DECDC
also announced the 'Autism around the World Symposium 2010', the first initiative of the collaboration, to be held from 6-8 May 2010 under the patronage of H.H.
, is a unique early intervention program, to provide state-of-the-art, comprehensive, family-focused, community-based, transdisciplinary services to children (from birth to 6 years) with special needs or at risk for developmental delays and their families.
In line with the Dubai Strategic Plan 2015 to strengthen social services in the Emirate, the Community Development Authority (CDA) in Dubai marked the official launch of the Dubai Early Childhood Development Centre (DECDC
), a first of its kind initiative in the Middle East region.