Abu Dhabi University (ADU) honoured the winners of the seventh “Arts for Autism” Competition, organised by ADU’s College of Arts and Sciences in collaboration with the Emirates Autism Society, the Ministry of Education, and the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation.
The competition received over 160 art pieces from students across the UAE, with no specific theme. ADU’s campus was illuminated in blue for Autism Awareness Month, and ADU students participated in initiatives to raise awareness, including an Autism Spectrum Disorder Symposium with over 230 attendees.
Chancellor Ghassan Aouad of Abu Dhabi University stated that it is essential to ensure that no one is left behind during the unprecedented changes and challenges the world is currently experiencing. He added that as educators, they aim to empower all subsets of the community to express themselves, and the “Arts for Autism” Competition reflects their commitment to diversity and innovation.
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