Dubai

Teaser Photo The way to a better future – Dubai Autism Center

Project Description

Founded in 2001, the Dubai Autism Centre is the largest non-profit-organisation providing specialized services to children with Autism and their families in the United Arab Emirates. The Dubai Autism Centre, also called DAC, pursues a holistic approach to intervention. It has an excellent international reputation because of its high standards and multidiscipline approach.
The CFF was able to learn more about the DAC during the course of a visit.

The Lyoness Child & Family Foundation was able to get a more personal insight to the work done by the DAC when they got to know the team of professionals behind the great work. It was interesting to know that the DAC not only looks after children with Autism but it also involves the children’s family members. With this approach, the DAC insures the children’s and teenager’s long-term integration into the community.

Project Goals

To support the Dubai Autism Centre in its holistic therapy methods, the Child and Family Foundation has provided new equipment and furniture such as beds, mattresses and a training kitchen needed for the expansion of the Centre.

Project Title

The way to a better future – Dubai Autism Center

Project Location

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Project Period

July 2011 – July 2012

Beneficiaries

420 individuals - Autistic children / teenagers and their families. The Centre currently has 52 students and will have 200 more students once it moves to the new premises.

Project Partner

Dubai Autism Centre