Join this conversation to hear our panelists reflect on how the autism landscape has evolved during their journeys, share the challenges of overcoming stigma, and discuss how we can all contribute to fostering a more empowered and inclusive society.
About NYU Abu Dhabi's Autism Month
NYUAD Community Outreach organizes its hallmark annual Autism Month educational campaign in April in close collaboration with UAE community partner organizations. We host several initiatives during the month highlighting the need for increased acceptance, compassion, and support for the autism community. This will be our 7th year joining the global campaign. The autism education program is part of the university’s wider commitment to inclusion and supporting People of Determination.
Russell Lehmann, award-winning and internationally recognized motivational speaker, poet, author and advocate who happens to have autism
Uzma Akser, mother of three children, including one on the autism spectrum, currently specializing in Special Education Needs & Mindset Coaching
Dr Mohammed Al-Qaisi, father of a child on the autism spectrum, Senior Lecturer in the School of Medicine at the University of London
Khawla Barley, mother of a child on the autism spectrum, Head of Initiatives at Special Olympics UAE
In Collaboration with
Applied Behavioral Training Institute (ABTI)
Special Olympics UAE
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