ABOUT AUTISM

What is Autism spectrum disorder?

There is no two identical individuals in terms of the diagnosis ! Autism spectrum disorder ( ASD ) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.

About Society

EMIRATES AUTISM SOCIETY (EAS)

EMIRATES AUTISM SOCIETY (EAS) Is an official nonprofit association of public interest disclosed by the Ministry Community Development under the Ministerial Decree No.(225) for the year 2012

it is main goal is to support people with Autism and their families.

EMIRATES AUTISM SOCIETY

The establishment of the Emirates Autism Association under the honorary presidency of Her Highness Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan bin Muhammad Al Nahyan, and the good efforts of a group of mothers of people of determination. Nonprofit concerned with autism in the United Arab Emirates.

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Honorary President's Message


إنَّ الوالد الشيخ زايد – طيّب الله ثراه – كان وما يزال رمزاً للعطاء والعمل الإنساني الذي نقتدي به، واهتمام قيادتنا الرشيدة بأصحاب الهمم؛ هو امتداد للخير ورعاية الفرد الذي غرسه الوالد الشيخ زايد، والذي ينعكس جلياً في ما تسعى الدولة إلى تحقيقه برعاية أبنائها من أصحاب الهمم، والتركيز على تربيتهم وتعليمهم وتدريبهم لإشراكهم بشكل فاعل وإيجابي في عملية التطوير والتنمية الحضارية بكافة جوانبها إلى جانب تعزيز قدرات وإمكانيات هذه الفئة؛ لتمكينهم من الاندماج في المجتمع بصورة كاملة.

سمـو الشيـخـة شمسـه بنـت حمـدان بـن مـحمد آل نهيــان
حرم سمو الشيخ حمدان بن زايد آل نهيان ممثل الحاكم في منطقة الظفرة
الرئيس الفخري لجمعية الإمارات للتوحد

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Chairman's Message


The Emirates Autism Association was established with the support and honorary presidency of Her Highness Sheikha / Shamsa bint Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, may God protect him, and with good efforts for a group of mothers in the year 2012, where its vision is based on “leadership in empowering people with autism to show their full potential in society.”

This is done by seeking to achieve its mission of "contributing to providing an appropriate environment for integrating people with autism in society through programs that enhance their capabilities in cooperation and coordination with partners. Our rational leadership's interest in people of concern in general and autistic in particular was and remains the main supporter of achieving ambitions Please, and continue giving for a better future for people with autism and their families. Since its inception, the Emirates Autism Society has launched a variety of programs and events targeting all segments of society, highlighting exceptional talents by supporting them and highlighting them as a good example for the rest of the hidden talents to appear and shine and then We are confident in our ability when we all cooperate to contribute in providing the best quality, awareness, acceptance, and reaching our highest goal, which is a comprehensive integration of people with autism into society.
God grants success..

His Excellency / Majid Sultan Al Muhairi
Chairman of the Board

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ABOUT AUTISM


What is Autism spectrum disorder?
There is no two identical individuals in terms of the diagnosis ! Autism spectrum disorder ( ASD ) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.

With the May 2013 publication of the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders ( commonly referred to as the DSM-5 ) , all autism disorders were merged into one umbrella diagnosis of ASD. Previously, they were recognized as distinct subtypes, including autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD- NOS) and Asperger Syndrome. The DSM is the main diagnostic reference used by mental health professionals and insurance providers in the United States. You may also hear the terms Classic Autism or Kanner’s Autism (named after the first psychiatrist to describe autism) used to describe the most severe form of the disorder. Under the current DSM-5 , the diagnosis of autism requires that at least six developmental and behavioral characteristics are observed, that problems are present before the age of three and that there is no evidence of certain other conditions that are similar.

There are two domains where people with ASD must show persistent deficits:
1) persistent social communication and social interaction
2) restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior More specifically, people with ASD must demonstrate (either in the past or in the present) deficits in social-emotional reciprocity, deficits in nonverbal communicative behaviors used for social interaction and deficits in developing, maintaining and understanding relationships.
In addition, they must show at least two types of repetitive patterns of behavior, including stereotyped or repetitive motor movements, insistence on sameness or inflexible adherence to routines, highly restricted, fixated interests, hyper or hyporeactivity to sensory input or unusual interest in sensory aspects of the environment. Symptoms can be currently present or reported in past history. In addition to the diagnosis, each person evaluated will also be described in terms of any known genetic cause ( e.g. Fragile X syndrome, Rett syndrome) , level of language and intellectual disability and presence of medical conditions such as seizures, anxiety, depression and/ or gastrointestinal ( GI) problems. Resources :
1- Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network at autismspeaks.org
2- 100 Day Kit FAMILY SERVICES JULY 2014 For Newly Diagnosed Families of Young Children 3- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5®), Fifth Edition .