Ferqli Ferdler - Different Individuals Congress

7 October 2024, Dubai World Trade Centre

6th Annual Congress for People with Special Needs

Advancing towards an inclusive society that values and supports individuals with special needs

The forthcoming “Ferqli Ferdler-Different Individuals” Congress represents a remarkable initiative advocating for individuals with special needs and their seamless integration into society. Anchored in the pressing need to foster an all-inclusive culture, the congress is dedicated to accentuating the importance of cultivating an environment that facilitates access to services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), offered by both public and private institutions.

Serving as a pivotal platform, the Congress aims to amplify societal focus on ASD and other concealed disorders, encompassing dementia, Asperger’s syndrome, Tourette’s Syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, and more. Our primary goal is to foster vital dialogues among parents, specialists, and educators, aligning with the government’s commitment to inclusivity.

The congress features prominent international experts, educators, methodologists, medical professionals, psychologists, and psychotherapists from diverse countries, covering topics ranging from education and employment to family life and societal integration.

For more information, please contact:

Yana Sapunova
Project Manager
T: +971 4 568 7387
M: +971 56 7057350
W: https://ferqliferdler.com/


Congress Main Topics

Building inclusive communities together
Special life, best practices - better life
Inclusion and integration
An accessible world

Congress Speakers

"4 A’s of Autism: Awareness, Acceptance, Appreciation and Action Leading towards Fulfilling and Productive Lives”

Dr. Stephen Shore

Clinical Associate Professor of Special Education – Adelphi University Board of Directors at Autism Speaks, Boston Higashi School, Organization for Autism Research, American Occupational Therapy Association (USA)

Author of books: College for Students with Disabilities, Understanding Autism for Dummies, Ask and Tell, and Beyond the Wall

“Autism Masking: what is it? Benefits, negatives, personal experiences and lessons learned”

Martin Slyngstad 

Author of “Chatter Box: My Life With Autism”, Business Owner of Spire Autism, Behavior Specialist at Center for Social Dynamics (Santa Clara, California, USA)

“Charting Bright Horizons: Early Interventions for Kids on the Spectrum of Autism”

Dr. Georges Chedid

Director, Counseling Center Director at American University of Kuwait (AUK)

"What parents can do to help their children with ASD."

Bahij Khouzami

M.Ed., BCBA, IBA, Founder, Autism Intervention Specialists (Dubai), Professional Advisory Board Member of International Behavior Analysis Organization (IBAO)

Congress Agenda

8:30 am – 9:00 am: Registration, Welcome coffee and Networking



  • Ensuring support availability and resources for creating inclusive communities. Supporting individuals with autism and their families
  • Promoting equal opportunities for people with disabilities
  • Collaborative efforts for creating inclusive societies
  • Why it is important for leaders to be inclusive


10:15-10:30 Q&A session

10:30 – 11:00: Networking Break



  • Sharing best practices for enhancing the quality of life for people with special needs
  • Case Studies: Successful stories of individuals with special needs
  • Discussion: Strategies for improving the overall well-being of individuals with special needs


12:00-12:10 Q&A session

12:10 – 13:10: Lunch Break


13:10 – 14:10: Session 3: INCLUSION AND INTEGRATION 

  • Creating inclusive environments in various settings (education, workplace, community)
  • Overcoming barriers to inclusion and fostering a sense of belonging
  • Practical tips for promoting integration and breaking down stereotypes
  • Business initiatives and collaboration with people with autism for mutual growth
  • Promoting employment and socio-labour adaptation for individuals with mental disabilities
  • Emphasising the importance of hiring individuals with special needs in creating diverse and inclusive workplaces


14:10-14:20 Q&A session

14:20 – 14:30: Technical Break


14:30 – 15:20: Session 4: AN ACCESSIBLE WORLD

  • Importance of accessibility in infrastructure and technology
  • Advocacy for accessibility rights and policies
  • Showcasing innovative accessibility solutions


15:20-15:30 Q&A session

15:30 pm – 15:50 pm: Networking Break


15:50 – 16:50 pm: Session 5: A FAMILY. BEGINNING OF LIFE

  • Enhancing parent-child interactions through contingency contracting for families.
  • Nurturing strong family support systems
  • Panel Discussion: Challenges and opportunities for families with special needs
  • Building resilience and fostering family well-being
  • Improving the quality of life for children with autism and their families
  • Role of parents education
  • Important role of involving whole families
  • Parents’ burnout: How to overcome?


16:50-17:00 Q&A session

17:00: Networking and End of the Congress

Congress Organiser

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