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Autism Awareness Month Events in Doha, Qatar

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With the help of some great friends and resources, we've put together a list of events & activities for Autism Awareness Month starting today.

Take a look and see when and where you can drop by to support, learn, and connect with the cause.

Date

Time

Where

Overview

29th March

 

Qatar University

Educational Awareness Program for QU College students.

Topic: Psychological wellbeing of parents of children with ASD

Speaker: Dr. Massoud Khalil, Psychologist – QISH Doha

1st April

 

Al Shaqab

Activities for kids and their families, including horse riding, coloring etc

1st April

9am

Villagio Mall and the Corniche

Walk in Blue

2nd April

3-6 pm

Gymboree Play & Music, The Gate Mall

Open House to celebrate Autism Awareness Month. Have fun and learn about new special needs classes for play, art, and music.

2nd April

 

Banana Island Resort

Entertainment and activities for children and their families.

2nd April

12 noon

12.30pm

Ontario Center for Special Education

“Make me Hear Your Voice Concert” by teachers and students

2nd April

 

Sidra Outpatient Clinic

Various awareness activities: Q&A sessions with professionals, children reading session and sensory toys giveaways for children.

3rd April

 

Qatar University

Educational Awareness Program for QU College students.

Topic: Intervention and Individualized Education Plan for children with ASD

Speaker: Mr. Tarek Refaat, Clinical Director – QISH Doha

3rd April

8.30am – 9.30am

Al Shaqab Stables

QF Community Autism Awareness Riding Event for individuals with Autism.

3rd April

3pm

Ontario Center for Special Education

“My 14 Year Journey with Autism” shared by Mariam Al Rashdi, mother and founder of Ontario Centre.

4th – 6th April

 

QISH Doha

QISH Rehabilitation Centre

Free Screening Camp for ASD

4th April

 

Lulu Hypermarket,

D Ring Branch

Community Awareness Program

5th April

 

Lulu Hypermarket,

Al Messila branch

Community Awareness Program

6th April

 

Lulu Hypermarket,

Al Gharaffa branch

Community Awareness Program

5th April

 

Qatar University

Educational Awareness Program for QU College students.

Topic: Parental Involvement in the Speech and Language Intervention of children with ASD

Speaker: Mr. Sany Naiim, Clinical Supervisor, Department of SLP, QISH Doha

8th April

 

Qatar University

Presentations by specialists and children showcasing their talents

8th April

 

Katara Cultural Village

Walkathon – A walk against stigma

10th April

8.30am – 9.30am

Al Shaqab Stables

QF Community Autism Awareness Riding Event for individuals with Autism.

12th April

3pm

Ontario Center for Special Education

Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) workshop by Shayna Gaunt BCBA to help mothers with early intervention strategies for newly diagnosed toddlers.

13th April

10am

12noon

2pm

Ontario Center for Special Education

Cinema Social:

Enjoy watching a free movie with your child and his/her peers.

17th April

8.30am – 9.30am

Al Shaqab Stables

QF Community Autism Awareness Riding Event for individuals with Autism.

18th April

1pm – 3.30pm

QF Recreation Center Movie Theater

QF Community Autism Awareness Movie Event.

Sensory Sensitive Kids Movie Screening – Finding Dory. 70 seats are available for individuals with Autism and their families.

19th April

3pm

Ontario Center for Special Education

Who is in Control:

Informal talk about behavior strategies by Toni Previllon

Last Date of Submission

20th April

 

 

Essay Competition open to all 8-12 year old students enrolled in public or private schools in Qatar.

Topic: “What does it meant to have Autism and why should we support it?

25th April

All-day event

 

 

KidzMondo Doha, Mall of Qatar

QF Community Autism Awareness Event at KidzMondo. 30% discount on entrance tickets for children attending the schools listed by Renad Academy.

27th April

1pm – 3.30pm

QF Recreation Center Ballroom

Ask the Experts Exhibition - Specialists from QF schools will be available to answer questions and discuss their experiences working with students with Autism.

27th April

 

Ministry of Public Health

Seminar on Supporting Children with ASD (CPD group learning activity)

29th April

10am – 3pm

American Community School

Autism Specialists and Clinicians will present an educational workshop focusing on Autism and how it relates to Families, Education and Clinics.

April 30/May 1

 

Qatar National Convention Center

QBRI Symposium: “Raising awareness and enabling knowledge exchange”

Month of April

 

Ontario Center for Special Education

Free screening for children from 18-24 months old to detect any red flags if parents have concerns about their child’ s development.

Month of April

 

QISH

Free ASD screening program

Month of April

 

Health centers around Qatar

Activities in health centers to raise awareness

Month of April

Light it Up Blue:

Several landmarks and buildings join the hundreds of thousands of homes and communities around the world to “light blue” in support of people living with autism.

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