Shaikha Jawaher praises works of Sharjah Autism Centre

SHARJAH Several workshops and other events involving specialists and parents of children suffering from autism will be held tomorrow to mark the first anniversary of the Sharjah Autism Centre at the Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS).

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Sat 15 Feb 2003, 2:27 AM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 10:24 PM

According to Her Highness Shaikha Jawaher bint Mohammad Al Qasimi, Wife of Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Sharjah Supreme Family Council, the centre introduced some distinctive services for children with special needs in the past year.

Shaikha Jawaher urged parents to cooperate with specialists and experts of the centre so that children with special needs could receive special treatment, and praised the moral and financial support extended by His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, for expanding and boosting the services of the centre.

Shaikha Jamila bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Director General of the SCHS, said that the SCHS was the first to provide services for treating autism cases in the UAE. "A special class was introduced to offer special treatment to five students suffering from autism in 1995. Several training courses have been conducted at the SCHS to promote those treatments in collaboration with the Hamburg Centre for Autism, one of the distinguished centres in Germany," she said.

Shaikha Jamila added that following several studies and consultations, the centre was established to strengthen cooperation with parents of children suffering form autism. She focused on the importance of conducting training courses to improve the skills of those who were working in this field.

Mona Bagh, Director of the Sharjah Autism Centre, said that the centre had introduced several sessions pertaining to different autism cases last year.

"Several topics were discussed during those sessions, including how to deal with children suffering from autism and the importance of strengthening relations among family members," Mrs Bagh said.

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