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

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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

Autism awareness month supported by Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi

Note: I don't normally post press releases on my blog, but I felt this one warranted a post 🙂 There's a few activities for members of the public to get involved with, so if you're in Abu Dhabi around that time, why not? As part of Hyatt Hotels & Resorts’ international Global Month of Service, … Continue reading Autism awareness month supported by Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi

Autism and restaurants – my first experience with discrimination

I can't remember how old I was. I think I was 13 or 14. So it wasn't very long after Karan received his autism diagnosis. The semblance of "normal life" was slowly slipping away from our family. We'd stopped doing random things we used to do together. Gone were trips to the cinema, gone were … Continue reading Autism and restaurants – my first experience with discrimination

Autism theories from the Dark Ages in 2012

Warning: Long post ahead. Settle down with a cuppa if interested in autism and/or special needs. Hark, I hear the Medieval Ages calling...okay, just the 1950s, and Dr Tony Humphreys is ushering it in. First, read the following article which was printed in the Irish Examiner, which I stumbled across only yesterday:   by Tony … Continue reading Autism theories from the Dark Ages in 2012