The Center for Early Intervention, which is an affiliate of Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS), celebrated Early Intervention Week to mark the Silver Jubilee of the center. His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, President of the Arab Gulf Program for United Nations Development Organizations (AGFUND), officially opened in 1994.
The center organized a group of informative activities to raise community’s awareness of early intervention, enhance families’ confidence in the importance of appropriate individual, developmental, therapeutic, and educational intervention, improve children with disabilities chances of joining integration program in public schools, and spread the culture of early intervention.
Mr. Mohamed Fawzi, Director of the Center, has confirmed that one of the most important activities of the week was the screening and early detection organized through the convoy “Check on your baby”. The convoy visited many places to screen children. Notably, the center has been organizing this screening program since 2006. The number of children included in this program has reached 6738.
He said, The center has organized (Hot Line) activity in which specialists offered free consultation to the public over the phone on Monday, November 25, 2019. The consultations included family guidance, developing skills, speech and language, behavior management, and visual impairment. In addition, the center conducted a meeting with the families of children, who registered recently as well as music therapy sessions for students in inclusive schools.
As part of its celebration of Early Intervention Week, the center organized an informative activity about self-advocacy as well as an open day for children in which they expressed their desires and hobbies. In addition, families and people of interest participated in the open day, added Mohamed.
The week also included integration activity as well as the participation of a number of center’s specialists in (Hot Line) activity. The week concluded with honoring 35 schools and centers, which took part in the week. Mr. Mohammad directed his sincerest thanks to them all and to events’ sponsors and the main sponsor (SAMA Medical Supplies).
Source: Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services