Fall Workshop Series:
Managing and Making Sense of Challenging Behavior
In November of 2017, Carole McGuinness presented a series of workshops targeting specific age groups and provide practical tips of how to manage challenging behavior. The workshops had practical tips and an extended question-and-answer session. Click here for details.
Practical Strategies for Parents and Caregivers
Carole McGuinness presented three workshops for parents and caregivers discussing tips and techniques one can apply to improve one's everyday life as well as face challenges including sleeping, toileting, problem behavior, and tantrums. Attendees learnt about red flags and how to encourage language development.
This research report was commissioned by the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), an initiative of the Qatar Foundation, to address how to strengthen the education pillar of the Qatar National Autism Plan 2017-2021 and to examine how Qatar can best meet the educational needs of pupils with autism. CDC staff and parents are proud to have participated in this report as a focus group.
We hosted Qatar Museum Authority Learning and Outreach team members to observe and participate during a multi-modal teaching session incorporating music, movement and art! This exemplifies our commitment to inclusion and training for professionals to learn best practices from our qualified staff. Increasing community engagement and integration is always a goal at CDC.
Continuing to promote awareness about accessibility, Sasol, the international integrated chemicals and energy company, partnered with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) to deliver Accessibility Awareness and Auditor Training to the SC’s Accessibility Forum members on Oct. 15, 2017 including our Marketing & Outreach Manager.
Turner and Townsend, an international professional services company from the UK, helped us build a Sensory Garden as part of their community outreach! Sensory gardens provide a fantastic opportunity for children to experience nature first-hand. We are extremely grateful to the volunteers for their time and donation in helping us to assemble various beds, where we hope to grow flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables.
On Feb. 26th, 2017 Dr. Vincent Carbone spent the morning visiting Child Development Center. He spoke extensively to the staff and explored the program and therapy plans in detail.
160 attendees, 7 local presenters, and Dr. Carbone! Our 3rd Annual Autism Outreach and Training Symposium was a resounding success!
Media Coverage of the Symposium:
Qatar Foundation’s World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) hosted a forum in November 2016 on Autism. This must-read report provides a comprehensive overview of global trends in ASD, and provides three overarching policy recommendations to improve the support for children with ASD, their families, and their communities. It also highlights the critical need for collaboration between health, education, and social sectors as well as the pressing need for evidence-based therapies. The Chair of this forum, Dr. Kerim Munir; and the Deputy Chair, Dr. Muhammad Waqar Azeem; visited CDC on April 18, 2016 along with co-authors Tara Lavelle and David Helm. We are honored to have contributed to this amazing effort.