Tuesday , December 12 2017

Bid to set protocol of diagnosis in ‘autism’ – Dr Saad attends WHO meet

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 18: Founder and director of Kuwait Center for Autism, the Deputy Director of World Autism Organization Dr Samirah Al-Saad attended the World Health Organization (WHO) East Mediterranean Branch and its Environs meeting. Dr Saad stated the meeting was held to set the protocol of diagnosis and intervention in autism. She added Kuwait Center for Autism is a model of excellent services with a long history of serving those who suffer from autism — not only in Kuwait but the Arabian Gulf and some Arab nations.

She went down the memory lane to explain that GCC Autism Association was established in 2002 and in 2010 the Arab Network for Autism, noting the association has since been presenting necessary theories to cope with autism and cited Organized Education Theory for Middle East which surfaced in 1993. She added the society has always been interacting with the reputable universities across the world and Harvard University is one of them, as it presented six joint scientific papers and organized the first international conference in the Middle East in 2000. She disclosed that the society agreed with World Autism Organization to organize an international conference at least once every four years.

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