The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has signed an MoU with The Doris Duan Young Autism Center. As part of the MoU the DHA will transfer cases of autistic children aged two to six to the center to be treated.
The MoU was signed by His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of the DHA and by the center’s Chief Executive Officer Mr. Hassine Ben Hadj.
The objective of the MoU is to provide the best care for children who have Autism and to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and intervention of children with autism.
During the signing ceremony, Al Qatami stressed the importance of child health and care adding that the DHA works continuously to develop childcare services in its hospital and centers by equipping them with the latest technology and skilled physicians to provide quality treatment and prevention.
Al Qatami added that the authority is keen on continuing to expand its partnership with the private and public sector to provide the public with the best medical services and achieve customer satisfaction.
Ben Hadj on the other hand said that The Doris Duan Young Autism Center has tailored and developed its services to create an environment based on educational and cultural activities that foster growth, independence and improvement of social and educational interaction.
He also added that the center offers top-notch counselling and behavioral support services from Board Certified Behavioral Analysts (BCBA), developmental psychologists, counselors and qualified aligned healthcare professionals.
Mr Ben Hadj said The Doris Duan Young Autism Center is committed to close the gap and make a difference in the life of children and individuals on the autism spectrum; and now, with him signing a MoU with Dubai Health Authority the center will strengthen the relationship with the local community in the UAE.