Tag: special needs

Awesome father and son tackle a triathlon every day

Awesome father and son tackle a triathlon every day

Seven triathlons, across seven emirates, in seven days. That’s the arduous goal for a dedicated father and son fitness team. Nick Watson and his son Rio, 15, are no strangers to working up a sweat. The Watsons – better known as …

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Is your little one a future photographer?

Is your little one a future photographer?

A new creative initiative is calling on young photographers to hone their skills. The United Photography Workshops are open to children aged seven to 12 years old and are aimed at uniting children through a love of creativity, learning new …

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How the arts can be a huge gift for children with autism

How the arts can be a huge gift for children with autism

Inclusion will take centre stage with an upcoming performance arts workshop aimed at people of determination. Hosted by Goals UAE, a community group that provides extracurricular activities for youth with autism, Abu Dhabi children on the spectrum will take to …

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This is why we need to talk more about autism

This is why we need to talk more about autism

With April being Autism Awareness Month, we talk to the experts in our community about why more knowledge on the condition is crucial Dor many of us, when we think of autism, it’s hard not to bring to mind Dustin …

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This fun, free event aims to highlight community solidarity

This fun, free event aims to highlight community solidarity

A free event will celebrate the spirit of unity and diversity in the Abu Dhabi community. Taking place on Tuesday 20th June at Yas Marina Circuit during the weekly TrainYas night, Memorable Givings will gather residents and families from all …

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This amazing new initiative will support people with disabilities

This amazing new initiative will support people with disabilities

As a nation built on tolerance, the UAE has historically made great strides to create a culture of unity. And it’s with this commitment to continue Sheikh Zayed’s ethos that a national policy has been unveiled to promote inclusion and …

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Special needs students express their future dreams

Special needs students express their future dreams

Nearly 140 children with special needs showcased their flair for dance, drama and song at the recent Future Dreams musical concert. Students from the Future Rehabilitation Centre performed in nine scenes where they were able to express their dreams to …

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Special needs students awarded exclusive certifications

Special needs students awarded exclusive certifications

Youth from the Special Care Centre became the first in Abu Dhabi to achieve an accredited academic certificate. Attending an awards ceremony at Shangri-La Hotel, the special needs students were presented with certificates for their completion of the Preparation for …

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Focus turns to Abu Dhabi as Special Games countdown begins

Focus turns to Abu Dhabi as Special Games countdown begins

In 24 months, close to 7,000 athletes from 170 countries will take over Abu Dhabi for the Special Olympics World Games 2019. The city has begun the official countdown for the event, which will see men and women with intellectual …

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This sport competition is celebrating athletes with special needs

This sport competition is celebrating athletes with special needs

Combatants with disabilities will hit the mat for this year’s edition of a much-anticipated jiu-jitsu tournament. Making its debut at the annual Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship happening next month will be the Para Jiu-Jitsu category, featuring participants with …

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