“Abu Dhabi Early Intervention Guide” has been launched by The Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority (ECA) to help families and caregivers of children with development delays or disabilities in Abu Dhabi.
The initiative has been implemented in collaboration with the Mubadala Investment Company, the Department of Community Development- Abu Dhabi, the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, the Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination, and the Abu Dhabi Public Health Center.
The guide is part of the ECA’s ongoing efforts to promote the welfare of children including people of determination in Abu Dhabi and enhance early detection of developmental challenges to support children receiving appropriate and timely intervention services.
Designed to support and enable children with a developmental delay or disability, the guide gives parents and caregivers key information that they need to provide children with specialised and ongoing support at an early age, as well as guidelines on the intervention services available to help children grow, develop and reach their full potential.
Such intervention addresses the health and wellbeing of children and the needs of their families by focusing on four key areas of child development – physical development, cognitive development, behavioural development, and social and emotional development.
The guide is available in both Arabic and English at the ECA’s website.