Cycling event helps raise autism awareness

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – The Rosewood Hotel and Jeddah Autism Centre recently held a event in order to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorder throughout the kingdom. The 90 minute event, which boasted 100 participants wearing blue t-shirts and badges, took place along the Jeddah Corniche however halfway through the ride, the group opted to […]

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 […]

Higher toxic metal burden associated with autism

Levels of the toxic metals lead and mercury were 30-40% higher in analysed samples from children diagnosed with autism compared with an asymptomatic control group. That was one of the primary findings published in new research from Altaf Alabdali and colleagues* based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Authors also reported that measured levels of important compounds […]

Education centres in Saudi failing children with autism – claim parents

Saudi Arabia, – Parents of autistic children have claimed they are not getting enough financial support from education authorities. The Saudi Gazette reports that Um Mohammad noticed her son was different from an early age and that she felt a numbing pain when doctors told her that her son had autism. Um Mohammad said: “It […]