I am from Boston, Massachusetts, working in Abu Dhabi for The New England Center for Children.
At Goals UAE we strive to connect kids with their community by providing opportunities for children with autism to participate in mainstream extra curricular activities. Goals UAE, provides assistance for children during our programs by pairing each child with a ‘buddy’. Buddies afford children the support they need to participate fully in mainstream activities, which we provide access to, ranging from football to music and arts. Autism is a spectrum and the saying, “if you know one child with autism, you know one child with autism” is very true. However, all children with autism face challenges with social interaction. Imparting the opportunity to participate in extra curricular activities in the community is a wonderful way to gain extra social experience! Below is a selection of some of our volunteers.
Jane has been working with Autisc kids for 5 years now and has loved every minute of it. Fun is just the start.
Linda BaileyLinda Bailey
Linda has been working with Autisc kids for 5 years now and has loved every minute of it. Fun is just the start.
Pearl WarePearl Ware
Pearl has lived in Abu Dhabi for 5 years. Pearl volunteered because I love kids, I love to entertain, play, and have fun.