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
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
Back to what I'm reading! Couple of old links I looked back on but great ones... This one is on popular special needs blog Love That Max, and shares results of a survey taken of over 300 adults who have siblings with disabilities. These kind of stories always interest me, to see what other siblings … Continue reading My special needs reads #3
Alright, so I'm back with a list of all things special needs-related I'm reading this week. I've been interested for a while in the suggested link between diet and autism, and while this article's usage of the word "cure" annoys me, it's an interesting piece on how there are differences in the bacteria found in the intestines … Continue reading My special needs reads #2
I read quite a lot of news stories, watch videos, comment on blogs - all about autism - quite a lot. I realised it might be useful to record, and share, what these are! Here's the first in the series of my "What I'm reading about autism this week". Technically this isn't a read at … Continue reading What I’m reading about autism this week
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
Have you ever tried camel milk? I have. I admittedly don't have a lot of it, but we did have quite a few bottles of it in my house on a regular basis for a while - when research emerged that camel's milk is an alternative to regular milk or soy milk etc for people … Continue reading Autism coffee morning – let’s talk about camel milk!
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!
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?
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