The entire conference was broadcast for three days on a specially organized online platform for an audience from Russia. People from Kaliningrad to Sakhalin listened to reports and lectures from both halls live! We received feedback from different parts of our vast country, and they are enthusiastic. The conference ran smoothly in THREE languages, and language barriers did not interfere with the dissemination of the best knowledge and practices. There is a lot of work ahead, but as the conference showed, we all know how to do it for the benefit of those wonderful people who have autism. Thank you!!
President of Autism Challenge Center (Russia)
Professor of Basic Medical Science at College of Medicine, Head of proteomics at QU Health, Qatar University, former Head of the Human Genetics, Unit at the Egypt’s National Research Center (NRC) (Qatar)
I had a great time presenting my latest findings on blood test for autism and new therapeutic approach at Autism-Challenges and Solutions 2023 conference in Abu Dhabi. The event was successful, and I look forward to exciting developments from future collaborations and partnerships. Great job by teams from Russia, Abu Dhabi, and Saudi Arabia. Thank you to Mrs. Amina Al Haidan and the organizing committee for the invitation and for including parents and children in the multidisciplinary event. Special thanks to the sponsors, particularly The Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination #ZHO.
Speech therapist, behavioral analyst (Russia)
Thank you to the organizers of the conference "Autism. Challengers and Solutions" 2023. The event was informative and well-organized, allowing specialists from different fields to share important information with each other and parents. It was great to talk with professionals from other countries, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to present my work to the international community. The conference inspired me with new ideas to help children and their families.
Ph.D., Professor, Member in Autism Research and Treatment Center, KSA, Scientific Consultant of Autism Center, Lotus Holistic Medical Center in Abu Dhabi, in the recent past senior scientist at King Saud University (Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE)
Sincere congratulations on the hard-earned success to Mrs. Amina AL Haidan.
Because integrative organizing efforts is always critically needed to support scientific meetings and conferences, It is my great pleasure to acknowledge Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination and Mr. Abdula Abdel-Ali Al-Humaidan, Secretary General of Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination, for accepting co organizing our event. We are so thankful that you have supported our conference and joined as partners for success. This support helped us achieve our goal to spread awareness to individuals with autism and their families about the recent advances in ASD scientific research that enables them to find treatment or intervention strategies for their children.
Carmelo Rizzo, M.D., Ph.D.,
Professor, Nutritionist, Allergologist (Italy)
Dear Katya, Afaf Al Anasary, Amina Al Haidan, Alka, dear scientists, clinicians, caregivers and all participating parents, this XI UAE International Annual Research and Practice Conference- Autism.Challenges and Solutions, held in Abu Dhabi, has been an unforgettable multidisciplinary conference. I returned back to my work in Rome full of enthusiasm towards the common work done with all lecturers and with the idea to offer ASD children and their families a better quality of life and cures. My take home message for you is “Don’t let you guard down”! We can reach that goal. Bless you all.
Chairman of Association of Applied Behavior Analysis Specialists (RusABA) (Russia)
Maria Sudarikova, MA, ВСВА, IBA,
Dear colleagues, the conference appeared as an outstanding event for professional and parents, connected with autism. Center of the Challenges of Autism working hard for more then 10 years to unite and connect people who are passionate in supporting people with different abilities. All these years the Conference Autism: Challenges and Solutions bring parents, educators and doctors together to collect challenges, discuss solutions and share it in the community. In these challenging times a possibility to meet in person, to shake hand and hag, to say warm words to each other, to share experience – troubles and wins, make new friends and create collaborations – it is invaluable. People who help others a lot, need support for themselves as well. Thank you all who made this dream come true. As a chairperson of Russian ABA Association, I appreciate the opportunity to share information about applied behavior analysis with such a wide and engaged audience. The conference schedule was full of information about evidence-based treatment methods presented by experts in a clear and practical way. I hope that professionals in the UAE and in Russia will feel more confident and cope with more complex tasks in their work and achieve even more amazing results with their students.