What's Happening at CDC

  • Enrollment is now open for our Summer Therapy Programs running from July 2 - August 31, 2017. We are offering 1:1 therapy sessions in ABA/SLP/OT as well as a special Intensive Therapy Program. Click here for details!
  • QBRI Autism Symposium on April 30/May 1 at QNCC. Clinical Program Lead, Kamila Janik, presented on "Multidisciplinary Services within the ABA Paradigm".
  • Professional Development Training: "Early Education: Music as a Teaching Medium (Reception-Grade 4)" was held on May 16, 2017. 

Dr. Carbone visits CDC

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. 

3rd Annual Autism Outreach and Training Symposium

160 attendees, 7 local presenters, and Dr. Carbone! Our 3rd Annual Autism Outreach and Training Symposium was a resounding success!


Thank you to the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy for their sponsorship; as well as our partner organizations: Clyde and Co., Standards for Translation, and Sensory Souk

Media Coverage of the Symposium:

Qatar Tribune 

Peninsula Qatar

Gulf Times


Arabic coverage

WISH Autism Forum 2016

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. 

Autism: A Global Framework for Action
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(Arabic) Autism: A Global Framework for Action
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In the news

Congratulations to our friend, supporter, and keynote speaker for our first conference: Dr. Stephen Shore on his appointment as a Board Member of Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization. Click here for the full article.