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Early Educators: Red Flags & Supportive Action for Autism

Autism Awareness begins this year at Teddy Bear American Nursery with teachers!! It is an Ealy Years teacher’s obligation to alert parents of any red flags they see and support the child and family through the diagnostic and treatment process. Autism surfaces at an early age when the child is exposed to play, communication and interaction […]

Abu Dhabi Community called upon to include persons with Autism

As the community prepares to mark Autism Awareness Month, we look at why integration of people with autism is vital. (Article posted in AbuDhabiWorld on March 27, 2017) When educational programme Sesame Street announced its first character with autism recently, it marked a significant step for those affected by the disability. And with World Autism Month […]

Family Friends at NYU-AD

Family Friends is a new Pilot initiative  between Autism Support Network in collaboration with NYU Abu Dhabi ! We meet with families and practice mindfulness, have fun activities for the children and build relationships through trust and sharing.     A very big Thanks to Anna Kaminski our mindfulness facilitator for the project; Bahareh Amidi led a […]

Gulf News Express writes about us

Abu Dhabi woman sheds light on autism at UN Headquarters in NY As panel speaker at the UN Observance of World Autism Awareness Day, Nipa Bhuptani highlighted challenges faced by people affected by autism.   ABU DHABI An Abu Dhabi-based Indian woman had the rare honour of speaking on autism awareness at the United Nations […]

OUR STORY – Autism Photographs Exhibit

About “Our Story”: Our Story: A celebration of life with Autism in the UAE aims to build awareness and understanding of the individuals and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in our community. The exhibit features 10 children whose lives reflect the uniqueness, diversity, and individuality of Autism Spectrum Disorders. By highlighting the challenges […]

Speaking at United Nations Observance of World Autism Awareness Day WAAD2016

            Full Video of WAAD 2016 Event   My Segment on Accessible Communities starts at 1.44.35 The journey of over 20 years, my passion to change lives was shared at United Nations head office New York, for the observance of World Autism Awareness Day.   It started small, with the intention to […]

Mother to Mothers Emotional Support Workshops Series

Autism Support Network – Abu Dhabi Invites you to Join a Special Safe Place.

ABA Parent Training Series -2015

ABA Parent Workshops in Abu Dhabi – An account by Dr Michelle Kelly PhD BCBA and Autism Support Network – Abu Dhabi Last night, we completed our 6-part series of ABA parent training workshops for parents of children with autism in the UAE. This was a wonderful collaboration between the Health and Special Education Division […]

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Workshop

Dr Michelle Kelly, BCBA-D Associate Professor at Emirates College for Advance Education and Autism Support Network – Abu Dhabi‘s founder Nipa Bhuptani, BCaBA  present this FREE workshop! You can get BACB CEUs. The workshop was very successful. Thank you all!  

Autism Conference at New York University Abu Dhabi

Autism Support Network with the support of New York University in Abu Dhabi, organized an Autism Conference this April. Here are some highlights: Preparations The Untiring Logistics Team! Some of our esteemed speakers Dr Louise McHugh, Shareefa Yateem, Dr Vinita Srivastav, Khawla Barley, Linda Bailey and Nipa Bhuptani The Conference was attended by over 125 […]