What to do & who to speak to

If your child is showing signs of autism be sure to make an appointment with a medical professional immediately. The sooner your child can be diagnosed, the easier it is to treat and deal with.

If your child has been diagnosed with autism, remember you are not alone. The UAE has a number of specialist centres and support groups offering key advice. There are also many websites with forums written by the parents of children with autism.

Check out our directory and resources page for more information on local schools, centres, doctors, diagnosis specialists and support groups.