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The journey of raising a child with special needs 0

On January 1, 2019, Sensory Souk opened the doors to its first retail outlet in Qatar,” shared Raana. The response of the people to the facility has been overwhelming and positive. “We have been much busier than we anticipated.

Sensory Souk: A unique store for children with additional needs 0

Doha: A unique store in Doha offers products to help address challenges faced by children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) mainly due to Autism. 

The first-of-its-kind shop ‘Sensory Souk’, in Royal Plaza, provides a wide range of therapy tools and toys for children with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder and other developmental delays.

Unique online platform supports kids with SPD 0


Alison Saraf and Raana Smith, residents of Doha, recently launched ‘Sensory Souk’, a unique online platform, as a tribute to their children. Sensory Souk focuses on products to help address challenges faced by children with  Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) mainly due to Autism. 

Qatar moms launch an online souq to help autistic kids 0

Alison Saraf and Raana Smith are two moms on a mission.

The long-term expats are both parents of boys with autism and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPS), a condition in which the brain has trouble interpreting information from the senses.

Both children have at times struggled to learn due to these issues. And their mothers told Doha News that they have spent thousands of riyals importing educational aids from abroad to try to help.


Open House @ Gymboree Music & Play | The Gate Mall 0

We're excited to be part of Gymboree Play & Music's Open House to celebrate Autism Awareness Day on April 2! Please brink your kids to play, have some snacks, and learn about Gymboree's new special needs classes for play, art, and music.