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New Decree on Dubai Autism Centre issued by the Ruler of Dubai

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Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00

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UAE. Dubai, autism, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, education, fees, law

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued Decree No. (26) of 2021 pertaining to Dubai Autism Centre. He issued this decree in his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE

As part of implementing the new Decree, Executive Council Resolution No. (22) of 2021 was also issued whereby the Board members of the Dubai Autism Centre were appointed.

The Board will be chaired by Hesham Al Qassim and its members include Dr Alia Bint Humaid Al Qassimi, Dr Hind Abdul Wahid Al Rostamani, Sami Al Reyami, Salha Khalifa Bin Thiban Al Falasi, Dr Sheikh Ahmed Al Raisi, and the Director-General of the Centre, who will be appointed by a decision issued by the Chairman of the Board. Although the centre's headquarter is based in Dubai, the Board of Directors can issue decisions to open branches and offices for the centre both within and outside the emirate.

Decree No. (26) of 2021 aims to establish Dubai as a premier location for the diagnosis, care, and education of autistic individuals. 

The law specifies the duties of the centre, whose main goal is to integrate autistic children into society through integrative educational approaches and therapeutic therapies.

The Board members must give their consent before the Chairman of the Board can make any decisions that are required to carry out this Decree.

The centre receives income from a variety of sources, including fees for its services and programmes, contributions, grants, and endowments that have been authorised by the board of directors. Other funding options may also be approved by Dubai's Executive Council.

The new Decree repealed all laws that can conflict with its requirements and replaced Decree No. (21) of 2001. Decisions made to carry with Decree No. (21) of 2001 will be in effect until new ones are made to replace them.

Decree No. (26) of 2021 and Executive Council Resolution No. (22) of 2021 are effective from their date of publication in the Official Gazette.

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