” It is our deep faith that God is compassionate and merciful, and mercy is what he bestows upon His subjects. He is generous and beautiful, and beauty is what he gives. That is how we should see the world, beautiful, with all its resources and contents, known to us or unknown.
Qatar, our beloved, Be they human buds or wild flowers, all are blossoms, all are natural and all are beautiful, bearing Qatar’s name. Let us all work together, caring for our little buds. Let us plant them deep in the consciousness of our land. Let us nurture them with love and care, to help them”
H. H. Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser
The Shafallah Center was established in 1999 at the behest of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser so that Qatari society could provide comprehensive services to children with disabilities. The Shafallah Center is the first facility of its kind in world.
Shafallah Center offers state-of-the-art technologies, including an on site Genetic Research Centre,cutting-edge therapies and first-class faculty and counselors. Shafallah Center is a non-profit, private institution, serving as a model for the provision of special education, therapeutic, and health care support services for children with disabilities from birth to adulthood.
Shafallah Center Services
• Vocational Units
• Educational Units
• Job Training
• Family Support
• Psycological Services
• Medical & Health Rehabilitation
EARLY CHILDHOOD UNIT
This Unit in Shafallah Center is designed for children aged three to six years, including a center-based preschool / kindergarten. The unit not only emphasizes educational and therapeutic services according to the individual strengths and areas of need for each child; Shafallah Center also offers a wide array of social play situations and activities of daily living. Upon reaching the age of six years old, the students are transferred to other units or other school programs, according to the type and severity of their disabilities.
MILD AND MODERATE DISABILITY UNIT
This Unit in Shafallah Center cares for students aged six to sixteen years, with mild and moderate learning challenges. It includes special education coursework in pre-academic, academic, and pre-vocational areas. The curriculum emphasizes social and daily-life skills.
This Unit in Shafallah Center is especially designed for those students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, whose ages range between six and sixteen years. These students learn best with a structured teaching model such as TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children). Other special methods such as discrete trial training and highly visual communication systems are also tailored for these children.