FUTURE CENTRE’S SYMPOSIUM 2016
November 19, 2016
Under the Patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak al Nahayan, Minister of the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development and Honorary President of the Future Rehabilitation Centre, we organized two days of training and learning events on the 19th and 20th of November 2016. There were closed to three hundred participants from around the UAE who attended the first day of symposium entitled “Empowering Teachers, Therapists and Parents”. The symposium opened with a speech by H.E.Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan which was followed by the awarding to the Centre’s its 3rd round CLM Accreditation from the Tucci Learning Solutions, USA.
Following the accreditation ceremony, from H. E. Sheikh Nahayan nine of our students received their Certificates of Completion of the New Horizons course from the Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network (ASDAN). The symposium then proceeded with the series of lessons taught by multi-disciplinary and international speakers. The more than three hundred attendees heard current researches, international practices and methods to achieve best outcomes for students with disabilities. The key note speaker, Dr Karen Guldberg, Director of the Autism Centre at Birmingham University presented topics on meeting the needs of the individual pupil from observation, to assessment and designing the learning programme. She also presented topics such as Learning and Development: Curriculum and Access to Learning, Good practices in Education for students with autism and Adapting the Environment, Communicative and Sensory adaptations. The three other specialists who presented equally significant topics were Dr. Elaine Killowry a Psychologist from Ireland, Ms. Kirsten Schwabel, a seasoned Special Educator from the USA and Ms. Jennifer Sylvan, an Occupational Therapist also from the USA.
The second day of the event on 20th November was held at the Future Rehabilitation Centre in Mohammed bin Zayed City. Dr. Guldberg did classroom observations and later devoted the afternoon to presenting additional topics to the staff members of the centre. There were parents who also took time out from their busy schedules for a more engaging discussion with Dr. Guldberg. Each of the parents had the opportunity to ask questions and was given tips and suggestions to address their respective concerns.
FUTURE CENTRE’S SPORTS FEST 2016
March 3, 2016
The Future Centre had its Annual Sports Fest on March 3, 2016. The students were divided into two teams, the Red and Blue teams. The Senior Section competed in games at the Multi-purpose hall while the younger students took turns at different fun activities at the school playground.
FUTURE CENTRE CELEBRATES UAE 44TH NATIONAL DAY
November 26, 30, 2015
The staff and students celebrated the UAE’s 44thNational Day on two days, 26th and 30th of November 2015. The programme included a tribute parade to the Martyrs of UAE by some of the male students, games about the UAE, songs, dances and dramatization that were all to pay homage to UAE.
FUTURE CENTRE CELEBRATES THE AUTISM MONTH IN APRIL
April 29, 2016
The Future Centre joined the world in celebrating the International Month of Autism. The Future Centre building was lit with blue lights at night. The younger students were treated to a day of fun-filled activities on April 29.
SKILLS CHALLENGE 2015
March 26, 2016
In collaboration with the AbilitiesMe Conference and Exhibition, the Future Centre held its second edition of Skills Challenge 2015 on March 26, 2016, the third day of AbilitiesMe at the Abu Dhabi Exhibition Centre. At least 100 students participated in the nine vocational skill area competitions, such as word processing, powerpoint, photography, henna design, embroidery, flower arrangement, painting and jewellery making. Winners were awarded with medals.
There were 12 centres from around the UAE that participated, namely: Al Noor Center – Abu Dhabi, Al Noor Training Centre For Children with Special Needs – Dubai, Dubai Centre for Special Needs, Emirates Autism Centre, Rashid Centre for Disability – Dubai, Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services – Sharjah, Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services/ Khorfacan, Special Care Centre, Zayed Higher Organization (ZHO) – Abu Dhabi, Zayed Higher Organization – Al Ain Center, Zayed Higher Organization (ZHO)—Al Qua’a Centre for Special Needs People and the Future Centre.
FUTURE CENTRE’S WORLD’S DOWN SYNDROME DAY
March 19, 2015
In celebration of the 2015 World’s Down Syndrome Day, the Clinic Department organized a day of fun and play activities for the students with Down Syndrome entitled “Rock Your Sock” on March 19, 2015 at the Future Centre’s premises. The therapists began the celebration with a parade around the centre and treated the students with various group and individual games.