Autism rates on the rise in Mount Lebanon and Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon – Recent studies have indicated that autism rates in Mount Lebanon and Beirut are now on the rise. Following a conference held at the American University of Beirut Medical Center where experts in the field gathered to discuss the issue, it was revealed that 1 in 67 children are now born with the […]

Perceptions: Raising autism awareness in Dhabi through artworks

Abu Dhabi, UAE — Emirati students created artworks that showcase how they perceive the experiences of children on the autism spectrum. The students, who were first requested to spend time with the children of the Abu Dhabi Autism Centre, drew inspiration from the youngsters they met at the center. The activity was part of an […]

Saudi government stepping up for children with autism

Jeddah – The Ministry of Social Affairs has announced that it will bear the entire cost of caring for children with autism and Down syndrome at domestic care centers. The Ministry has received SR250 million from the Finance Ministry to pay towards the rehabilitative costs for those children who have not gone overseas to receive […]

Autism Centers Refuse to Hire Specialty Staff Members

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia- Secondary school graduates and a few specialized expatriates are being recruited by Autism centers in Saudi Arabia.  The autism centers are refusing to pay the high wage demand of the many specialists available. Leena Seddeeq, special education professor at King Abdulaziz University, told Al-Hyat Daily News there are no basic standards established by […]