Emirates International Autism Center
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Emirates International Autism Center in Dubai
|School name||Emirates International Autism Center|
|Type of institute||private school|
|Curriculum or Student Nationality|
|Qualifications or Courses||Special Needs|
|Head of school|
|Executive body or owner||Community Development Authority (CDA) and Autism Trust Foundation (ATF)|
|Planned opening date||planned|
|Number of students (approx)||150|
|Number of staff (approx)|
|School area, location map||Palm Jumeirah|
|Postal address||Dubai, UAE|
|School fees structure|
|Teacher salary range||see general comments|
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Emirates International Autism Centre Dubai UAE (EIAC) fee structure
- Fees information not supplied. Please send fee structure to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or possibly there are no fees. Information not clear at time of announcement of new center.
14 December 2013
- A new Autism Trust Foundation Dubai school is planned, to be established by the Autism Trust Foundation (ATF) in Dubai. Unknown if there is any relationship between the new school and EIAC (Gulf News 08 Dec 2013).
- References to an Emirates Autism Center in Mirdif (Mirdiff) might be for the Kalimati Mirdif Speech and Language Centre?
03 April 2012
- The Emirates International Autism Center (EIAC) is a new center to be built on the Palm Jumeirah island in Dubai according to news reports and press release 03 April 2012. The project will be a collaborative effort between the Community Development Authority (CDA) and the UK Autism Trust Foundation (ATF).
- Construction schedule timeline and details of facilities not supplied.
- Priority will be given to Emirati citizens - the CDA press release quoted Fahad bin Al Shaikh, Deputy Chairman of ATF, as saying "we will focus on diagnosing all the cases in the waiting list giving the priority to UAE National Families who children are yet to enrol in specialised centers," and said there were an estimated 272 children on autism center waiting lists in Dubai. The National reported on 02 April 2012 that the Dubai centre might later open its doors to expatriates, but the initial priority will be citizens, referring to comments made by Mr Al Shaikh.
- EIAC appears to be an additional institute to the already existing Autism Center in Dubai (DAC), and it sounds like there is some sort of connection between the two. DAC serves children under 18, and EIAC will cater to those over 18 according to a press release which quoted Mohammad Al Emadi, Director General and Board Member of DAC, as saying "We have always called for the establishment of centers for individuals who are 18 and above. This initiative and the new center will be an extension of Dubai Autism Center's efforts to promote specialized programs for this sector." Although the EIAC press release seemed to say they would cater to children under 18 with the comment about taking on all those currently on a waiting list.
- Fees information not supplied but press release said "Currently, children who are diagnosed with autism find themselves on a long waiting list to receive a free rehabilitation service. The other option left before families with such children is to choose costly private services." Implying that EIAC might be a free-of-charge facility (but then services might be restricted to UAE citizens only).
- Although there doesn't seem to be any connection to the Emirates Autism Center in Abu Dhabi. Or already existing centers in other emirates - Abu Dhabi Autism Center, Al Khaleej Autism Center (Abu Dhabi), Sharjah Austism Center, Ras Al Khaimah Austism Center,
- The WAM report also said that there are plans for 3 more autism centers in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, but no further details supplied.
- The National reported on 02 April 2012 that EIAC is due to open next year (2013), and that another center might open in 2013 to serve the Northern Emirates (unless they were referring to EIAC again).
Last update 02 May 2012
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