Aligning Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) with the Year of Zayed, Al Tayer Group donated a bus for students enrolled at the Dubai Autism Center in attempt to support the Center's expanded efforts after the opening of its new premises - the largest purpose-built in the region.
H.E. Ahmed H. Al Tayer of Al Tayer Group said: "we are delighted to make this contribution to the new Dubai Autism Centre, as a continuation of our commitment to support the noble efforts of the Centre, in providing exceptional facilities and care to its students,"At Al Tayer Group, we stand firm in the belief that the betterment of our society as a whole is firmly rooted in our ability to nurture and care for members of our community. In 2017, the Year of Giving, our commitment, in line with our Government's wise vision, encouraged the efforts of those we supported towards improving the lives of People of Determination within our community. 2018, the Year of Zayed, will see our efforts continue as we affirm our commitment to honor the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the core values he personified." Al Tayer added.
Mohammed Al Emadi, Director General and Board Member of the Dubai Autism Center praised Al Tayer Group's response to the appeal of the Dubai Autism Center and their immediate readiness to contribute to the operational needs of the Center.
Al Emadi also praised the Group's firm commitment to the principles of community responsibility, as he called upon all public and private institutions to follow suit for the benefit of our society inspired by believing in vision of Dubai government to transfer the Emirate of Dubai to a city that is friendly to the People of Determination by 2020.
It is noteworthy that the Dubai Autism Center received in its new building this year an additional number of new students. The total number of students for this year has become 80 students between the ages of two to 18 years as an initial phase bringing the total students during the next academic year (2018- 2019) to 204 students.
Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that lasts throughout a person's life; it affects the person's verbal and non verbal communications as well as imaginative play and social skills. ASD transcends social, cultural and geographic boundaries. According to recent studies, 1 out of every 68 children is affected by ASD.