Building the Steps for Success for Children of Determination
Nurtured under the leadership of Dr. Ben Hadj Hassine, The Doris Duan-Young Autism Center (DDY) is a multi-awarded and innovative treatment facility that offers counselling and behavioral support services for children and adults of determination in the UAE and beyond. Located in the Dubai Healthcare City, DDY provides multidisciplinary care and its passionate team of professionals work collaboratively to provide more than 18 services across Assessment, Clinical Therapy and Community Training.
Intake Assessment and Report Writing Behavioral Assessment
Occupational Therapy Assessment Speech Language Assessment Physiotherapy Assessment
Parent/Caregiver Behavior Training Social Skills Training
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Therapy Occupational Therapy
Speech and Language Therapy
Supervision by Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Vocational Training
DDY lives by its motto “DDY – Expertise That Cares” and putsin practice its core values across all functions; Commitment, Unconditional Love and Passion. Throughout the 9-year journey of DDY, the center has witnessed the challenges and obstacles that the families and the children have been facing, they have worked hand in hand to improve the quality of life for our students, they have walked along the difficult path with the parents, they have cried together every time parents are overwhelmed and they have celebrated together every time the child achieved a milestone. At DDY, they strongly believe that in order for any program to be successful in all environments, parent involvement plays an important role thus the center strongly encourage and promote parent trainings to help the children maintain all the skills that they have learned in their programs.
The Doris Duan-Young Autism Center will continue to build an inclusive society for people of determination and their families in collaboration with government, private, and academic institutions, and support Dubai’s medical tourism initiatives.
Parents talk about DDY:
“I have no words to thank the DDY which is not a center but a big family that embraced my fear, despair and worry about my son. The humanitarian message they have was the best supporting factor to bring me back hope and assurance as a father of a special needs kid. The experience of the staff in rehabilitating kids, training and advising them was much more than I expected and made me so optimistic about the upcoming. Rehabilitation did not just help our kid but it also helped the family through programs. The family program was also helpful in retaining the learned skills during vacations and outside the centre.
And after the help of the DDY family my son reached a level makes me so satisfied as a parent and that he’s been sent to the right place, I would like to wish all the centre’s family the best of luck.”
“I would like to thank DDY for their services and constant support from my daughter. My family and I noticed the significant change in my daughter in a short period of time her skills improved and she was able to generalize this skill inside the center and outside with family members. Thank you so much DDY Management and all the Employees.”
-Maitha Abdulaziz Mohammad Alhosani
For more information and inquiries about DDY, visit www.ddyautismcenter.com or call 04 431 2890/ +971 52 6139928