Some autism movies on my to-watch list

In the last few weeks, I've come across two movie trailers, where the main protagonist is autistic. I'm always curious to see how people with autism spectrum disorders are portrayed in the cinema. So I'll definitely try and watch them. I'll post reviews if I get to see them! Here are the trailers, let me … Continue reading Some autism movies on my to-watch list

Zurich’s #TrulyLove social media campaign to raise funds for Manzil Centre for Challenged Individuals

Just got information about this Ramadan campaign which supports the Manzil Centre for Challenged Individuals in Sharjah (disclosure: my brother attends that school so I have a vested interest in this campaign succeeding!) - do share! So many social media enthusiasts out there sharing photos about things they love... I'm sure people can find time … Continue reading Zurich’s #TrulyLove social media campaign to raise funds for Manzil Centre for Challenged Individuals

Documentary about children with autism in the UAE in progress

Tricia Regan with the children

A press release landed in my inbox about a documentary about children with autism in the UAE. I already watched "The Brain That Sings" by Amal Al-Agroobi at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) so another movie on the same topic was great news. Yes, there's a lot of awareness nowadays in terms of campaigns, … Continue reading Documentary about children with autism in the UAE in progress

Special needs event on Saturday, Feb 22, in Dubai!

Running a press release which I received about an event in Dubai this coming weekend, which aims to raise awareness about special needs kids and allows them to enjoy themselves in a relaxed setting while interacting with kids who go to mainstream schools. Also, it's Karan's birthday on February 22 ... so go celebrate! 😀 … Continue reading Special needs event on Saturday, Feb 22, in Dubai!

Do parents of special needs children need training?

An interesting press release landed in my inbox (pasted at the end of this post), about training for parents of children with special needs. I'm glad initiatives like these take place! When you get that call or are told face-to-face that your child is 'different' from the normative human being, it's definitely a shock. You … Continue reading Do parents of special needs children need training?

Support local special needs school’s craft initiative

Just received an email today from Manzil Centre for Challenged Individuals based in Sharjah about its latest initiative to support, and, most importantly, empower its students with special needs. Individuals and companies who wish to gift their friends, family or colleagues presents created by children with special needs can contact Manzil with any customisable requests. … Continue reading Support local special needs school’s craft initiative