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worldfederation Autistic centre

Postby ummekulsum » 03 Oct 2011, 18:49

Salaams. I was going through some old newsletter I was surprised
To read in Dar es salaam we had a Autistic Centre !! Does it exist
Who is running? Whr is it located? Any one ? With address ?who runs it
Here? Or is it a shelved project?
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Re: worldfederation Autistic centre

Postby abuali » 03 Oct 2011, 19:40

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According to Wikipedia:

The World Federation Autistic Day Care Centre in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania was officially opened on 19 February 2006 by the President of The World Federation of KSIMC Dr Ahmed Hassam.[1]

It will provide diagnosis treatment and rehabilitation for children with autism and other disabling and chronic condition.The World Federation Autistic Day Care Centre in Dar-es-Salaam was opened to provide a well structured, nurturing environment to children diagnosed with autism and other chronic conditions, such as Down Syndrome, ADHD, ADD and other learning disabilities.


Do we have anyone on Ask who knows whats happening with the project? It seems to be a very promising project
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Re: worldfederation Autistic centre

Postby abuali » 03 Oct 2011, 19:49

The project seems to be running. I found the following online

The World Federation Autistic Daycare Centre

A letter from Kari Dunn Buron

Our experience in Tanzania began when Maureen Bennie of the Autism Awareness Centre in Canada asked me if I would be interested in traveling to Dar es Salaam to work in a school for children with autism. I have a background in volunteerism and spend a week every year in Trinidad and Tobago West Indies where I work with a group of parents through the Autistic Society of Trinidad and Tobago. I agreed without hesitation and suggested that my formidable colleague, Joyce Santo, go too. Joyce has worked with me in Trinidad and the two of us bring unique and needed skills and information to the training table.

When Joyce and I arrived at the school, we were immediately impressed by the welcoming nature of the building itself. We could tell right away that the teachers were well trained. The entire staff greeted us warmly and appeared eager to learn new things.

The school facility includes a well equipped and secure playground, a state of the art sensory room, a kitchen and eating area, 3 main classrooms and other small work spaces. Since our goal was to teach the staff about visually structured environments, we knew right away that we would have a receptive group.

Meeting the children was the highlight. We spent the first day just playing with all the children, observing them and getting to know them. The school staff were gentle and nurturing in their interactions with the children. The children obviously loved being at school and we could tell that they felt comfortable in the school environment.

We decided to focus on the 5 children who were diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. We developed visual schedules for each of the 5 children. Visual schedules help to increase independent movement for dependent children. We taught the teachers how to teach the children to follow and use the schedules. The schedules were a great success and within two days, the children were already catching on to their use!

Another strategy we introduced was the use of predictable visual routines throughout the day. We created 3 to begin using including an entry/exit routine for children to “check-in” and “check-out” of school each day. We added visuals to the singing group to make it more routinized. We created a choice board so that nonverbal children could choose songs and added name cards to prompt the children to learn and use names.

The first week also included training and practice on the use of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Although the staff had heard of this strategy before, they had not yet implemented as a part of their program.

Throughout our first week, we held daily training sessions for the staff and it was during these sessions that we were able to create the materials needed to visually support the school environment and to set up the PECS program. Each day we discussed what we had worked on that day, the educational reasoning behind the strategies and the plans for the following day. The teaching staff received extensive training and practice in the PECS approach.

The second week was spent practicing the use of schedules, visual routines and PECS training. We also introduced the idea of “Functional Work”. This training helps teachers to create work that leads to functional and long term goals for both independent living and work skills. The staff spent many hours creating work tasks to use with the students. They really pulled through on this task, displaying their remarkable creativity!

The experience was judged to be beneficial for everyone involved, including Joyce and myself. This experience could not have happened without the support of the Autism Awareness Centre, The World Federation, and the Autism Asperger Publishing Company. We participated in an Autism Awareness Day before our departure. There were several special education teachers in attendance and everyone mentioned the need for teachers to begin networking and sharing and learning from each other. The World Federation Autistic Daycare Centre is in a unique position to truly be a leader in such training efforts.

Kari Dunn Buron
Autism Education Specialist
Hamline University
St. Paul, MN USA
http://www.autismawarenesscentre.com/in ... are-centre
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Re: worldfederation Autistic centre

Postby ummekulsum » 03 Oct 2011, 21:06

Alhamdulila, am delighted to learn that the centre is running.
When was the visit? By the proffesional karen? It seems the centre must be
Following all system trained by the volunteer karen.
Well I hope the centre has all required proffessional!!
Speech , occupational,physio, and trained academy teachers for special ed children.
And is there any PTA (parents teachers Association) any parent reading this post please
Respond my quest!!!
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Re: worldfederation Autistic centre

Postby abuali » 04 Oct 2011, 03:03

The article did not carry a date.

The project seems to be a Mula Asghar Memorial Project. Does anyone know how it is financed? Do the students pay fees? If so how much?
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Re: worldfederation Autistic centre

Postby ummekulsum » 04 Oct 2011, 14:08

(salam)

How are you Br Haseen, i appreciate your interest is similiar to mine for such under previllaged kids.


Well may be parents should be contacted for further info or may be visit the centre. By the way who runs the
centre? any representative of WF here doing such noble job, am sure all our answers will be answered by him.

Can any one tell me who is trustee or representative of the Autistic centre?


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Re: worldfederation Autistic centre

Postby qamar » 05 Oct 2011, 10:11

Dr. Abbas is in charge of the project
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Re: worldfederation Autistic centre

Postby ummekulsum » 06 Oct 2011, 14:20

Salaams Qamar/Haseen


Alhamdulilah, in our community we such social worker despite of his busy proffesion.

Is there any way to meet him? I mean he must be visiting school once or twice in a week
is it possible to meet him there and ask him if he needs any extra hands to help and we
can learn more from him about the centre and all.


kindly lets unite and do this noble work not live burden only on one shoulder of Dr Abbas.


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Re: worldfederation Autistic centre

Postby Insaan » 09 Oct 2011, 20:01

(bismillah)
interesting topic sister . My child is one of the student
at tht
school too i think the jamaat should see or warld federation see in details about our children future in that school we are paying high fees and the school has no proper equipments or study teachers or therapist
we are so maayus for our payments are so high 2 million and 100000 but jamaat in begining said its a
welfare sanstha ok we agree every body needs monies nowadays but itna paisa
we parent giving and last no good result.please jaagho world federTion behaak laachar bache hae .needy kidos
have fair with them ok.bismilah se shuru kia hae i am not writting false
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Re: worldfederation Autistic centre

Postby ummekulsum » 12 Oct 2011, 21:28

Salaam
is it true the centre has such fees?
IF ANYONE AWARE PLEASE PLEASE POST YOUR
REPLY

RESPONSE FELLOWS WHO HAVE IDEA
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Re: worldfederation Autistic centre

Postby abuali » 13 Oct 2011, 00:31

2.1 million shillings per year? That is a lot!

Perhaps someone from WF or within the local team that run the place (teachers, parents of students) can shed more light on the above information?

Does WF finance the institution?

I have seen their school bus in the city centre.
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Re: worldfederation Autistic centre

Postby championfuture » 19 Oct 2011, 22:35

Sis Ummekulsum,its a very important issue u had brought into the community's Attention as i guess in our Community hardly few members would be knowing whats really going on in this very silent and unnoticeable centre where i guess (Allah forgives me if i am wrong) people are making huge amount of money .
As a fact when a center like this starts its intention is to help the community members who r in need for this kind of services and benefit the public at large and its labelled as a Charitable center but after some time the Incharge becomes the indirect owner and runs and transforms the very same charitable center into profit making machine or commercial center.

And the Victims or the parents of the children who r in the center keeps quite and try their hardest to meet the demands of the so called OWNERS...
I sincerly ask our "LOYAL" Community Members and Officials (if any) to Visit the Said Center and take appropriate actions to return the center into its original intended Form.

I Thank Sis Ummekulsum for bringing into our attention.

Ahsantum..
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Re: worldfederation Autistic centre

Postby ummekulsum » 20 Oct 2011, 07:12

Salamunalaykum
i am glad its kind of slowly bringing people attention
the issue ALHAMDULILLAH.
Well said such centre are self benifit,many times and trutees
hold away attitude from the other jamaat institutions with one or the other excuse so he is not questioned. But dsm jamat should follow to see and take right steps where requirwd


I wish to submit our querries worldfederation and Dsm jamat via email or direct contact
any out there to help?

A parent lately complained of hindi music in centre and dances
i wonder if its true

thanks bro haseen and championfuture.

Lets fight for the benifit of these little angels bihake
bimare karbala Imame zainul Abedin A.S
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Re: worldfederation Autistic centre

Postby qamar » 23 Oct 2011, 17:52

music? @ a center run by worldfederation? i cant believe that

does dsm jamaat have any authority over the center?

how big is the center? how many teachers / students?
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Re: worldfederation Autistic centre

Postby ummekulsum » 25 Oct 2011, 00:44

Qamar

Salaams

Some things are posted for eye opening but well they are disguised or overshadowed with goody goody
actions.But it is said truth above all.

However as our duty we visited un announced to centre and saw lots of issues that needed immidiate attention, some issues are far far our ability to write here, :( . May Allah SWT give tawfik to the people
runninig day to day the centre .

Take your time and visit some day with your family or friends.. unannoumced

May Allah SWT forgive me a sinner and them, amen


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