Dh900,000 donation for Special Care Centre

ABU DHABI — The Emirates Foundation has donated Dh900,000 to the Special Care Centre (SCC) in Abu Dhabi. The fund will be used to set up a sensory integration unit at the Centre, and to purchase specialised equipment.



By A Staff Reporter

Published: Thu 19 Apr 2007, 8:46 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 1:42 AM

To be named ‘Emirates Foundation Sensory Room’, it will improve the skills of children with sensory integration dysfunction (SID).

SID is a disorder in which sensory inputs are neither integrated nor organised appropriately in the brain, producing varying problems in behaviour as well as in processing of information by the individual.

As the cheque of Dh300,000 was handed over to the SCC, Khuloud Al Nowais, Director of Projects at the Emirates Foundation, said: “Every child needs sensory input and experiences to grow and learn. This is particularly crucial for children with special needs and learning disabilities.”

The SCC is a non-profit organisation working for the underprivileged children and children with special needs in Abu Dhabi. Currently, 67 children of various nationalities are enrolled at the Centre.


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