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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 […]

We made it in Al Watan Arabic newspaper

Emirates College for Advanced Education in collaboration with Autism Support Network, organized the third annual ABA training for parents on October 13th, 2016 in Abu Dhabi. Training was presented by Dr Michelle Kelly and Supported by Nipa Bhuptani. Over 35 parents attended and gave extremely positive feedback. We hope to continue this collaboration in providing […]

Autism Acceptance & Support – The National April 23, 2016

Children as young as a year old being tested for autism, centre says Founder of the Autism Support Network in Abu Dhabi: Nipa Bhuptani. Delores Johnson / The National ABU DHABI // Children as young as a year old are being examined for autism as parents become more aware of the symptoms. The age of […]

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 […]

Identification & Treatment of Mental Health Problems Associated with Autism

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 […]

ASN at ECAE’s First Autism Awareness Day

The last day of April was a special one! Emirates College for Advanced Education celebrated Autism Day and invited students, parents and teachers to FREE talks by ABA speakers in Abu Dhabi! It was a lovely event. We look forward to more such events! Autism Support Network – Abu Dhabi