The Doris Duan-Young Autism Center (DDY): Changing lives one at a time

The Doris Duan-Young Autism Center (DDY) is one of the most reputable specialized
therapeutic service providers in the field of autism and a wide range of other
developmental disorders located at Dubai Healthcare City. Nurtured under the
leadership of CEO Dr. Ben Hadj Hassine, the center provides innovative, and
evidence-based programs and services backed by industry credentials,
accreditations, and certifications. Driven by his passion about philosophy and the
betterment of child care, Dr. Ben embarked on a journey to help youth with
developmental challenges gain skills and become integrated in our dynamic world.
DDY is a cut above the rest as it continues to build capacity and capability in autism
care. Since its founding in 2014, the center had the pleasure to provide care to more
than 200 families in the UAE and has achieved several milestones:
Health Industry Awards:
• DHCA Excellence Awards 2020 – Winner of Outpatient Clinics Award, 1st Place
in Rehabilitation Center Category
• DHCA Excellence Awards 2019 – Winner of Healthcare Innovation Award, 2nd
Place in Outpatient Clinics Category
Dubai Healthcare City Authority – Regulatory accreditation with a score of 100%
comprehensive assessment survey