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DIFI Participates at International Conference on Disability in Morocco

Date: July 13, 2019

DIFI participated in an international conference titled ‘Disability, Training and Social Intervention,’ held from July 1-3 in Tangier, Morocco.

The event, organized by the Ministry of Family, Solidarity, Equality and Social Development in Morocco and the National Institute for Social Action, and DIFI delivered a presentation on ‘Exploring Dynamics of Social Support System for Families living with Autism in Qatar’ by Ahmed Aref, researcher at DIFI’s Family Research Department.

The paper analyzed patterns of support employed in Qatar and how they work, identifying the various support dimensions between national strategies, policies, services, and interventions. It also examined multiple social and community support patterns that respond to the needs of families living with autism spectrum disorder.

The research was based on the scientific evidence presented by a DIFI research project – ‘The Well-being of Families Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Qatar’ – which explored the dimensions of family well-being in Qatar.

DIFI’s participation at this conference included an analysis of the existing status of tools, approaches, and mechanisms of social intervention for people with special needs. Our findings were discussed with regional and international experts with the idea of developing specific recommendations to improve the effectiveness of support systems at all levels.

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