Sunday, February 26, 2012

Movie Night

The Brain & Learning presents

On Monday March 5th 2012, there will be a screening of the film ‘Temple Grandin”, jointly presented by The Brain & Learning & Wellington International School, in the theatre at Wellington International School. The film will start at 7pm.
Temple Grandin is an American woman with autism. Her insight into her own differences has been very influential in helping people understand the sensory challenges faced by people with autism. Her book “Thinking in Pictures” is world-renowned and should be read by all who have an interest in autistic spectrum disorders.
Start Time: 7:00pm
Running time: 1 hour 43 mins

Here is a link to a trailer from the movie:

March 2012




Monday, February 20, 2012

Al Noor Family Fun Fair

Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs once again brings you the Al Noor - Samsung Annual Family Fun Fair 2012. We take pride to have partnered with Samsung Electronics for this fun filled community event for 2 years now. This year's Fun Fair will take place on 2nd March 2012 on our own premises, located just behind Mall of the Emirates from 10am to 10pm. 

The Al Noor Annual Fun Fair has become an anticipated event by our friends and long term supporters who have been with us over the years. This has been attended by families and friends to enjoy the array of exciting surprises in store for them. Packed with excitement, from games, rides, bazaars, quizzes, raffle draws to a variety of food stalls,the Fun Fair is one of the most memorable events of the year for adults and children alike. To add more value to the event, we will have a Football Tournament at the Fun Fair which will be an exciting attraction for everybody especially for sports enthusiasts. Every year, we have approximately 5,000 people attending, making this a true community event.

Family Fun Day

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


START run workshops for special needs children on Tuesday's at the jamjar gallery in Al Quoz, 3:30pm -5pm. Parents are welcome to stay and work with their students, but they do have volunteers that will work one on one with all students so it is not required.

Best part of it all and which hard to believe is that there is still something free of charge in Dubai. ;)

If you are interested in your child participating, please feel free to contact:

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sensory Theatre At Your Home

Parents Support Night

As a person on the Autism Spectrum, Stephen Shore is an Assistant Professor of Special Education at Adelphi University. He teaches courses in Autism and Special Education to students wishing to become teachers, psychologists and social workers. He has written a number of articles on Autism as well as consulted and presented on issues related to Autism internationally. Shore was the author of Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome.
Diagnosed with “Atypical Development and strong autistic tendencies” and “too sick” for outpatient treatment Dr. Shore was recommended for institutionalization. Nonverbal until four, and with much support from his parents, teachers, wife, and others, Stephen is now a professor at Adelphi University where his research focuses on matching best practice to the needs of people with autism.
In addition to working with children and talking about life on the autism spectrum, Stephen presents and consults internationally on adult issues pertinent to education, relationships, employment, advocacy, and disclosure as discussed in his publications (some translated into other languages):

– Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome;
– Ask and Tell: Self-advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum;
– Understanding Autism for Dummies;
President emeritus of the Asperger’s Association of New England and former board member of the Autism Society, Dr. Shore serves in the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association, and other autism related organizations.

Dr. Olga Bogdashina is an Autism consultant and visiting lecturer in Autism Studies. She has worked extensively in the field of autism as teacher, lecturer and researcher, with a particular interest in sensory-perceptual and communication problems in autism.
From 1989 till 1999 she was the head of the linguistic department in Gorlovka Linguistic University.
Since 1994 Olga has been President of Autism Society (‘From Despair to Hope’) and the director of the first Day Centre for autistic children in Gorlovka, Ukraine. She is a member of the UK national research group ‘Autism, Religion, and Spirituality’, and a member of the UK-based organisation ‘Autistic Intelligence’. Olga teaches and lectures in the UK and Europe.


Monday, February 6, 2012

Gluten Free Site

Since most of our kids are on a DFGF diet I highly recommend you visiting this site .

What makes it more special than the other ones is that it’s based here in Dubai and organizes regular morning coffees for parents to discuss and share different yummy gluten free recipes and products available in Dubai.

Bon app├ętit ;)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Meeting Group (By Stepping Stones)

11 February, 2012 | 11am – 1pm | Mirdif Private School

Dubai Autism Meetup Group presents…
Hiba Bahsoun – Behaviour Consultant,
The role of siblings in the treatment process

The Dubai Autism Meetup Group is a forum for social and emotional support of parents with children on the autism spectrum. They welcome parents of all nationalities, with varying diagnoses, as well as professionals to support and guide parents. They meet the 2nd Saturday of every month. Their group is now 50 members strong and growing – please come

Mirdif Private School
Saturday 11th February, 2012

11am – 1pm

For more information please contact;
T: +971 4 363 5433