Al Jalila Children’s Speciality Hospital, the only hospital specialized in
paediatric medicine in the United Arab Emirates and the Emirates Autism Society have inked a
partnership to support the children with Autism and their families.
According to the scoop of the Memorandum of Understanding, signed at Al Jalila Children’s, the
two parties will exchange expertise related to the Autism Spectrum Disorder, raise awareness of
the disorder, and provide support to children with autism and their families through several
initiatives including a parenting program and community events, workshops and seminars.
Dr. Mohammed Al-Awadhi, COO of Al Jalila Children’s, said “Through this strategic partnership
with Emirates Autism Society, we aim to join our efforts to raise awareness of Autism Spectrum
disorder among members of the public. We will also work together to support the families of
children with autism by providing them with the best tools and best practices on how to manage
the disorder and interact with their children.”
“Al Jalila Children’s and Emirates Autism Society has the joint vision of making a real difference in
the lives of those children as we believe it is our responsibility towards them and their families,” he
As part of the collaboration, the two parties will also develop awareness material around the
disorder as well as work on initiative for World Autism Awareness Day and collaborate with mental
health experts to raise awareness on the disorder.
Majid Sultan Al Mehairi, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Emirates Autism Society, said
“Through the signing of this partnership, the Emirates Autism Society aims to open new areas of
collaboration in providing medical and mental health consultation and rehabilitation for people with
Autism in accordance with best practices. The society is continuously working towards its vision, in
line with the vision of the UAE, to help support people with autism and their families.” “In this
context we would like to thank Al Jalila Children’s for their collaboration and services which aims to
empower children with autism and work towards their inclusion in society.”