Atypical: Netflix’s Hit Show About Autism Paves the Way for Acceptance and Inclusion

Atypical: Netflix’s Hit Show About Autism Paves the Way for Acceptance and Inclusion

by Marwa Saadawi — Licensed Child Therapist

  In a society where the term autism is still a foreign and new word amongst many, Netflix’s hit show: Atypical sheds just a hint of light on the daily struggles a person with autism experiences and, what their family dynamic may feel like.   Movies and shows, are slowly including characters on the spectrum […]

#MoreToAutism: Find out How You Can Help Spread Autism Awareness This Month

#MoreToAutism: Find out How You Can Help Spread Autism Awareness This Month

by Rana Elhawary

Earlier this week, we reported which Middle Eastern locations were lighting up blue to commemorate autism awareness, and because we believe in the importance of using our platform to effectuate change; today, we are here in an effort to change perceptions and minds regarding autism.     Autism is a disorder resulting from of a […]

Sir Elton John Reschedules His Dubai Concert for a Second Time

Sir Elton John Reschedules His Dubai Concert for a Second Time

He was supposed to perform in Dubai last year but was forced to reschedule under doctors’ orders and now Sir Elton John has moved his Autism Rocks Arena date for a second time. The British music legend was due to take to the stage next weekend but has now rescheduled his concert for December 8, 2017.   […]

Mother Accuses Reham Saeed’s Special Needs School of Being a Fraud

Mother Accuses Reham Saeed’s Special Needs School of Being a Fraud

One of the biggest challenges for parents in Egypt is finding a school that will accept all sorts of behavioral and learning difficulties. It takes years of accepting that their children might have a problem, parents struggle emotionally and financially, not to mention the child’s challenges as well. It is war having a child with […]

Egypt ‘Lights It Up Blue’ for World Autism Awareness Day

Egypt ‘Lights It Up Blue’ for World Autism Awareness Day

By Hady El Hady

  Autism is a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts. And while the disorder is estimated to affect around 21.7 million people worldwide, there’s A LOT of people who don’t even know about it, especially in Egypt. […]

#IAmTheFirstStep: Inspirational Trending Hashtag Raises Awareness About Autism in Egypt

#IAmTheFirstStep: Inspirational Trending Hashtag Raises Awareness About Autism in Egypt

In a country where discrimination, ignorance and stereotyping seem to dominate, people on the autism spectrum often end up being excluded from society. Due to misconceptions regarding autism, people automatically assume that an autistic person is incapable of communicating or thriving in any field of work. The condition has an extremely wide range, where every affected […]