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Al Gurg furnishes new building of Dubai Autism Center with Dh600 thousand

ASD transcends social, cultural and geographic boundaries

Easa Saleh Al Gurg Charity Foundation, has announced its support for the Dubai Autism Center. The foundation will provide furniture requirements with a value of Dh600 thousand for the new building of the Center that will allow an extension to its valuable services.

Abdulla Al Gurg, Group General Manager of Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group LLC; and board member of Al Gurg Charity Foundation said: “His Excellency Easa Saleh Al Gurg, is keen that the Foundation provides continued support and care to organizations that work with special needs individuals. He believes that this is an integral part of our social responsibility towards our nation. In keeping with this sentiment, the Foundation has contributed for the new headquarters of Dubai Autism Center. We are confident that these new premises will enable the Center to further fulfill its mission of striving to successfully integrate children with Autism into mainstream society,”

Meanwhile, Mohammed Al Emadi, Director General of Dubai Autism Center expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Al Gurg Charity Foundation for its support and their response to the appeal for the completion of the new building of the Center, Pointing out that this initiative represents the Foundation’s commitment to its policy in supporting the various segments of the community including children with autism.

“The Center’s new building will accommodate the high demand for autism therapy and help reduce the long waiting list of children with autism in the UAE whom require specialist intervention,” Al Emadi added.

The Dubai Autism Center was established in 2011 as a non-profit organization to provide various specialist services for children with autism and their families. The Center also works toward facilitating a better community understanding of autism, participating in the development of international autism information networks that focus on exploring more facts related to autism in the United Arab Emirates.

Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that lasts throughout a person’s life; it affects the person’s verbal and nonverbal communications as well as imaginative play and social skills. ASD transcends social, cultural and geographic boundaries. According to recent studies, 1 out of every 68 children is affected by Autism.