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Community called on to boost inclusion of people with autism

Community called on to boost inclusion of people with autism

As the community prepares to mark Autism Awareness Month, we look at why integration of people with autism is vital When educational programme Sesame Street announced its first character with autism recently, it marked a significant step for those affected by …

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One parent’s personal story of living with autism

One parent’s personal story of living with autism

Abu Dhabi resident Laura Deitz shares her personal experiences with autism When daughter Lily, now 4, was diagnosed, it was the hardest thing for her parents to hear. But Laura and her husband are determined not to let it take …

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How can this exciting project change the way you think?

How can this exciting project change the way you think?

Aiming to create a promising generation of innovators and thinkers, a new reading project has been launched across the country. The Book Bank was announced to coincide with the start of the Month of Reading. Launched by HE Sheikh Nahyan …

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New award to celebrate hope and kindness

New award to celebrate hope and kindness

A new million-dirham campaign looks to highlight the contributions of individuals and institutions in making the community, and even the world, a better place. The Arab Hope Makers award was launched by UAE vice president Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al …

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Community service to be introduced for minor offences

Community service to be introduced for minor offences

As part of amendments to the Federal Penal Code, a new public prosecution will be formed to address minor offences in Abu Dhabi. The legal entity proposes community service as a punishment to some offences, as opposed to a sentence …

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This poet explains why your words are important

This poet explains why your words are important

University lecturer by day, poet by night, Jaysus talks spoken word in Abu Dhabi When Jaysus Zain, 26, moved here two years ago, he expected nothing in the way of a spoken word scene. After joining one of the UAE’s …

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Community festival sparks big ideas from space to health

Community festival sparks big ideas from space to health

Would you ever live on Mars? Would you want to live to be 150 years old? What’s more important: tradition or tolerance? These were just some of the questions posed to visitors at the recent Festival @ Ideas Forum, hosted …

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This amazing art project is breaking the silence on autism

This amazing art project is breaking the silence on autism

“We’re always afraid to ask questions, but we’re all different in our own way.” That’s exactly the statement artist Azza Al Qubaisi wants to make with the launch of a community art initiative that aims to open up a dialogue …

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Learn how helping the less fortunate really is a piece of cake

Learn how helping the less fortunate really is a piece of cake

We all know that one of the most important parts of any birthday is blowing out the candles on the cake. And it’s with this in mind that a capital bakery is aiming to spread some joy and help the …

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Don’t wait find out how to make a difference to children now

Don’t wait find out how to make a difference to children now

With 2017 declared the Year of Giving, there has been a nationwide drive to step it up on the charity front. With this in mind, a new nationwide initiative has been launched to provide health care for young children suffering …

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