SFS started on 9th December, 1999 and is a  Dubai  based  voluntary,  non-commercial group now comprising 100  families having special needs children  & volunteers from all over the Gulf. Its  AIMS are :

A   :  Spreading  Awareness  about "special needs"  in  society.
I    :  Information dissemination  to  group  members  about  various disabilities.
Mainstreaming children  with  special  needs with other children.
S   :  Provide physical and emotional  Support to member families.

MAIN ACTIVITIES  &  ACHIEVEMENTS

1. SFS monthly meetings focus on coping strategies
&  behavioural problems. Recent research in the field of special needs is highlighted by bringing in Doctors  &  other specialists  in a particular area of interest at every meeting.

2. Organise socially integrating events such as the Millennium party,  picnics, dinners, movies and talent shows.

3. Structured
volunteer programme wherein volunteers are specifically trained  by professionals and are subsequently placed with families to work with the child  on    an enriched intervention programme. 

4. Periodic use of
entertainment areas in prominent shopping malls exclusively  for the special needs children.

5. Catering  to  the
medical needs of the special  families by liaising  with professionals and providing information to the members about doctors who are willing  to offer discounted facilities to such families. Tie up with Emirates Airlines ( Free Mec Card ).

6. Organising
Camps -  like the one held last Summer   ( Jul-Aug 2001 )   involving  volunteers teaching basic activities such as painting, cooking, crafts, sewing to special  children. Also incorporated relaxation sessions ( yoga and meditation ) for parents. 

7. Conducting
workshops on Early Intervention, Adoption, Sibling Support and Mainstreaming.
SPECIAL    FAMILIES    SUPPORT    GROUP   (SFS)
Informative Links   : 
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CONTACT  
Ayesha Saeed Husaini
Tel 04-3931985
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Early Intervention
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Webmaster :   Ricky Husaini
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SFS  SUMMER  CAMP  IS  BACK  !! 

FROM  1ST  JULY, 2002  AT THE ROLLA RESIDENCE,  OPP CITI MART, BUR DUBAI.   EVERY  MONDAY AND THURSDAY.    3.30 - 5.30 PM .
COORDINATORS :
SUPRIYA  ARORA  06 7423285 /  050 5645099, 
KANIKA  KAPOOR    04 3592000  ROOM 303.

ACTIVITIES :  PHYSIOTHERAPY,  ART,  MUSIC,  COOKING, COMPUTER TRAINING, SWIMMING, PHYSICAL EXERCISE (YOGA), FIELD VISITS.
VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED FOR TRANSPORTATION !


Osteopathy
Ask the Experts !
Francesca Bonta,  Nutritionist
Dr Visalakshy,  Dental Surgeon
Dr Sarita Kapoor,  Gynaecologist
Dr Ashok Kapoor,  Cardiologist
Sandi Saksena,  Financial Consultant 
Cyntha Gonzalez,  Art Therapist
Dr Hartmut Fritzsche,  Osteopath
A SPECIAL MENTION TO THE ORGANISATIONS THAT HAVE SUPPORTED US !

AL KABEER                            106.2 HUM FM                          ARY JEWELLERS
TIFFANY                                 90.5 EMIRATES RADIO II       LANDMARK GROUP
BABY SHOP                            GULF NEWS                             GINNY'S
ASTON TRADING                   ROLLA RESIDENCE                 WILD WADI
HYATT REGENCY HOTEL       QUALPRO
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