AAA is a Non-Governmental, Non-Political & Non-profit Organization, registered in 2015
under official Decree No: 1946
AAA was founded by advocate parents who volunteered to enhance the life of families with Autism in Lebanon.
AAA strives to raise awareness and acceptance on autism for a better inclusion in the community.
AAA offers many services to families with Autism at AAA Autism Services Center (ASC)
APRIL 2 is World Autism Awareness Day:
many events and awareness activities take palce during the month of April to increase understanding and acceptance and further support to persons with autism around the world, such as Light It Up Blue Campaign
Join us on Zoom, Friday, March 12th @7pm
with Dr Georges Chedid
how do parents feel and how do they cope with negative feelings
during the pandemic
Since March 2020, the parents have been living under extreme stress, as they became teachers, educators, playmates, conflict mediators, psychologists, caregivers, etc.,
not to mention the lockdown and the fact of being part of the workforce, as they pursue their professional activities at home or in essential services
If you're a parent of a child with special needs, you may feel isolated and alone.
When you’re looking after a child with ASD, it’s also important to take care of yourself. Being emotionally strong allows you to be the best parent you can be to your child in need.
Our team will support you in getting along with autism and meeting other autism parents. We also work together to connect you with the services you need.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a serious Neuro-Developmental Disorder that impairs a child's ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism significantly affects verbal and non-verbal communication and social interaction that adversely affects the child’s educational performance. It may also cause restricted repetitive behaviors, interests and activities.
Some of the characteristic behaviors of Autism may be apparent in the first few months of a child's life, or they may appear at any time, mainly before the age of 3 years.
It's very Important to realize that Early Diagnosis & Early Intensive Intervention are CRITICAL to gain maximum benefit from existing therapies and it can make a big difference in the lives of many children.
The CDC latest statistics on March 2020, show that 1 in 54 children 8-year-olds in the U.S. has an autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. (United States Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 2020)
BOYS 5 TIMES MORE THAN GIRLS
The number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder is rising. In the 1970s and 1980s, about one out of every 2,000 children had autism. It's not clear whether this is due to better detection and reporting or a real increase in the number of cases, or both.
Here are some common signs and symptoms that people with ASD might have:
Diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be difficult, since there is no medical test, like a blood test, to diagnose the disorders. Doctors, Professional & Trained Specialists look at the child’s behavior and development to make a diagnosis. The doctor should refer the child to a team of professionals in developmental evaluation and early intervention.
A typical diagnostic evaluation involves a multi-disciplinary team of doctors including a pediatrician, psychologist, speech and language pathologist and occupational therapist.
It's very Important to realize that Early Diagnosis & Early Intensive Intervention is CRUCIAL to gain maximum benefit from existing therapies and it can make a big difference in the lives of many children.
There is no Medical treatment for Autism but you need a team of Professional & Trained specialists to work with the child.
It is important to remember that you do not need a diagnosis to start working with the child. Early Intervention is Crucial to the child's long term improvement and success.
Treatment Interventions for Autism
There is no single treatment protocol for all children with Autism, but most individuals with Autism respond best to highly structured Educational programs and Early Intervention.
Some of the most common interventions are Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), school-based TEACCH method, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Verbal Behavior Intervention (VB), Sensory Integration Therapy, Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) and the Floortime Therapy
is the High Functioning part of the Autism Spectrum Disorder.The condition is what doctors call a "high-functioning" type of ASD.
This means the symptoms are less severe than other kinds of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
This group of related mental health issues shares some symptoms. Even so, lots of people still use the term Asperger's.
The DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition) also includes a new diagnosis, called social pragmatic communication disorder, which has some symptoms that overlap with Asperger's.
Doctors use it to describe people who have trouble talking and writing, but have normal intelligence.
You can still support our cause by purchasing our products
Pearls of Sugar,
Cement Christmas gifts, Candles..
You can make a small contribution to help EDUCATE a child with AUTISM and SAVE his Future!
“The smallest of contributions made collectively makes the biggest difference!"
AAA is offering free of charge, as part of the project funded by the French Development Agency AFD & EU- MADAD and implemented by ACTED, to each family of a child with special needs, a package of 50 pictures of daily routine activities with "PECS" (Picture Exchange Communication system) that allows people with little or no communication abilities to communicate using pictures.
تعلن جمعية الأهل لدعم التوحد عن تقديم لأهالي الأولاد من ذوي التوحد مجانا ، مجموعة صور من نظام البيكس أي تبادل الصور للتواصل،
After the severe economic crisis in Lebanon and the terrible impact of Beirut blast,
The artist painter Anthony Abdelkarim will be Donating his Art Work Proceeds to support AAA efforts in Helping children with Autism in Lebanon.
Video credit: Producer Adonis Hakim
Check Anthony’s Paintings Online & support a person with autism.
نود أن ندعوكم وندعو أهالي ومقدمي الرعاية للأولاد ذوي الاحتياجات الخاصة
- لمشاهدة مقاطع الفيديوهات المسجلة عن التربية الإيجابية مع السيدة ندى خواجة
لمقدمي الرعاية للأولاد ذوي الاحتياجات الخاصة التالية:
1- ما هي التربية الإيجابية؟
2- كيف نعلم الولد اتباع التعليمات؟
3- ما هي الأسباب الرئيسية وراء السلوك الغير لائق؟
4- أهمية الروتين في بيئة الأولاد
5- تعليم المهارات الحياتية
6- استراتيجيات لمواجهة السلوك غير اللائق
7- كلمة دعم للأهل
Watch the videos about Positive Parenting on YouTube https://aaa-autism.org/positive-parenting
The Autism Awareness Association offers Now on YouTube a series of 7 short videos Tips on Positive Parenting to parents & caregivers of children with special needs and autism
by Mrs. Nada Barakat Khawaja
After a severe economical crisis and the global CoViD-19 pandemic,
A massive explosion took place in Beirut on August 4th, killing more than 170 persons, leaving more than 6,000 people heavily injured and over 300,000 people displaced from their homes.
Hospitals are extremely overwhelmed and forced to turn away injured people. Lebanon is in a state of humanitarian disaster and need all the support you can get.
In these unprecedented times when CoViD-19 (Coronavirus) continues to spread
and to impact almost
every individual and organization
across the world directly or indirectly,
your support and contributions
will enable us
to meet our goals
and improve conditions.
"World Autism Day" is celebrated on April 2nd by the United Nations
and April is "World Autism Month", in order to commemorate persons with autism and their families.
The World Autism Awareness Day was declared by the United Nations on Dec 2007 , due to the increasing rate of persons affected by autism.
Autism-friendly events and educational activities take place during April to increase understanding and acceptance and further support people with autism. April is considered as the Autism Awareness Month.
The 'Light it up blue' for Autism annual campaign was launched in 2010 by 'Autism Speaks', the largest Autism Organization in the World, along with the international autism community in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day and Month.
Thousands of iconic landmarks and buildings join the thousands of homes and communities around the world to “light in blue” and raise awareness in support of people living with autism.
Check out this great video about a family struggling with a young child with Autism
You can Donate online
send a CHECK or TRANSFER, in name of:
Autism Awareness Association AAA
BEMO BANK (from outside Lebanon)
IBAN: LB71 0093 0000 0035 0078 8366 1USD
OR BLOM BANK (Inside Lebanon)
IBAN: LB42 0014 0000 3202 3002 3000 2713
BLOM SWIFT/BIC Code: BLOMLBBX