What's Happening at CDC

Save the date! Our Annual Open House will be held between 10am-2pm on Saturday, October 14.

  • Meet our experienced staff including dedicated Heads of Department within ABA, Speech SLP, OT and EIP
  • Discover professional development training workshop opportunities including new topics and international collaborations
  • Learn about our on-site school-based programs including tailored teacher training workshops, individual and group therapy sessions
  • Discover our nanny/caregiver training protocol
  • Network with like-minded professionals from leading institutions in Doha

Workshop Series: Managing and Making Sense of Challenging Behavior  

In November 2017, Carole McGuinness will present a series of workshops in order to target specific age groups and provide practical tips along with an extended question-and-answer session.  Click here to get details. 


Sensory Garden by Turner and Townsend

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. 

Highlights from Autism Awareness Month - April 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.