Dubai Government releases fresh clinical practice guidelines to support people with autism.
21 September 2021, 12:00 AM
30 September 2021, 12:00 AM
The Dubai Government has issued a new clinical practice guideline for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).This is in keeping with the emirate's aim to ensure people with autism have equal opportunities in education, health, employment, and other spheres of life.
The update aims to combine the procedures and mechanisms for early detection and intervention, integration of treatment methods and protocols, and upgrading of health and social services.
The policy is aligned with the implementation of the inclusive health policy programme of the Dubai Disability Strategy 2020 that forms part of the ‘My Community... A City for Everyone’ initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.
The new clinical guideline will be a major tool for making decisions and developing policies related to people with autism spectrum disorder, as well as providing healthcare providers and families guidance on helping youngsters with ASD overcome the challenges and health conditions they face, integrate them socially and provide them a high quality of life.