Autism in the Middle East

Doha, Qatar – Children at the Shafallah Center for Children with Special Needs in Qatar have autism. Abdullah Itani, a trainer at the centre shares the views of the centre in that the child comes first and not the disability. The Shafallah Center, opened in 1999, many past students now work in banks, post offices […]

Mike Tyson shows a soft side for those with autismin at centre in Dubai

Dubai, UAE – Mike Tyson was in town this week to promote his one-man stage show Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth. Tyson, the US former boxing champion visited the Dubai Autism Centre for about an hour, getting a tour of the facilities and doing art work with 54 students, aged between three and 17 who have […]

Bollywood bhangra singer performs at autism center

Dubai– Sukhbir Singh, a Bollywood bhangra singer, performed at the Dubai Autism Centre last Thursday in an effort to raise awareness about ASD. The renowned singer, who sang “Dil Laga”, a song featured in the film Dhoom 2, provided both students and staff members with the unique opportunity to watch Singh perform live. The big-hearted star was, […]