How long should i leave my child? What if he cries? What will my child learn? Should I stay with my child? These are common questions that we are asked. Please read our advice for new parents below
Abuse can come in many different forms and sometimes even we as parents can be doing something damaging without realising it. This is especially true when a child is left in the care of a nanny or housemaid, and we may not recognise signs happening under our noses! The article link below can help you to undertand what it is all about, what are some signs to look for and what we can do about it.
If you suspect someone in your family, or just someone that you know, may be abusing a child it is your duty to report it for the child's sake.
Abuse hotlines and contact details for Abu Dhabi are:
'Hemayati' application for smartphones - for parents to track their child's location and recieve alerts/open communication channels with the child
Website link: http://moi-cpc.gov.ae/EN/Report-Abuse.
Once our children start to develop we all wonder if they are on the right path, are they meeting the right milestones and do they need any extra help. If you have any concerns about your child's development or progression please request a meeting with the teacher through reception so that we can help guide and assist you. If there needs to be any extra help, or just to set your mind at rest, we are always available to listen and offer advice.
Below are some centres and hospitals that do checks and assessments
Starz for Special Needs
Emirates Autism Centre (Najda Street)
Sylvan Learning (Mohammed Bin Zayed)
Good for support for all learning disorders and assistance for tutoring
Dots and Links
Good for diagnostic and support for all learning disorders
Ta’leem Training and Skill Development Centre (Nahyan Camp)
Mainly for diagnostic and support for dyslexia
Zayed Higher Organization for Humanitarian Care & Special Needs
This is a group of 12 centers for Special needs help (mostly for UAE nationals); most useful ones are:
The Special Needs Sector:
Tel: +971 2 698 5555 or +971 2 698 5610 or +971 2 698 5614
Abu Dhabi Sport Club for Special Needs:
Tel: +971 2 558 2884
Email: Faisal.firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Abu Dhabi Center for Care and Rehabilitation:
Tel: +971 2 698 5750 or +971 2 698 5751
Abu Dhabi Center for Autism:
Tel: +971 2 698 5780 or +971 2 698 5782 or +971 2 698 5480
The New England Center for Children
Uses ABA and very good in Autism help. Priority for UAE nationals
The Hamad Centre for Special Needs (Marina Village)
Mainly for Autism diagnostic and support using ABA