Oct 2, 2019

The 342 issue of Al Manal E-Magazine for October 2019, which is part of Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS) publications, released.  Her Highness Sheikha Jameela bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Vice President of Supreme Council for Family Affairs & Director General of SCHS, is the chief editor. The publication aims at educating the Arab family, providing it with information, theoretical, and applied knowledge as well as training programs and raising their health awareness.

The “Research and Studies” section included “8 Concerns Parents of Teens with Down Syndrome Have” by Ellen Stumbo and the translation of Mazen Quqas.  Dr. Rania El-Sawy Abdo Abdel-Kawi has written about the most prominent behavioral challenges faced by children with autism spectrum disorder and ways of treatment. Abdullah al-Awfi has written about the diversity of the Deaf Community.

In Assistive Technology section, the editorial board prepared an article about a new technology that may allow people with visual impairment to see again.

In “Literature and Culture” section, Dr. Zaid bin Mohammed Al – Romany has written about vanity. We read by Hans Neil and the translation of Hashim Katie about the importance of cognitive thinking in the development of the educational system.  Rafaah Ibrahim teach us about the art of miniatures in Islam, which is original and requires a lot of skill.  Hisham Mohamed Katami gives a presentation on communication skills between individuals at work. Ms. Doaa Mohammed Rashed, through a translated article, provides us with a thorough idea of the shadow teacher.

Al Manal “Activities and Events” section is full of news about Self-Advocates Summit, which Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS) and Inclusion International for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) organized under the title (One Step Closer) and the participation of 14 self-advocates accompanied by their supporters and 9 mothers.

From Kuwait, we follow up with colleague Nisreen Ghassan Shahrour the news of the sixth Future Camp for Diabetic Children. As for her sister Lain, she explores the nature of cooperation between the Palestinian Deaf Union and the German GIZ Foundation.  In Lebanon, persons with disabilities asks the government to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. In Palestine, we learn about the progress of the construction of the (Big Heart Secondary School for the Deaf), which is headed by Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of the Ruler of Sharjah.

In addition, SCHS receives 2332 students with disabilities at the beginning of the new academic year.  SCHS hires and finds jobs for 96 persons with disabilities during the last five years.  SCHS also celebrates World Physiotherapy Day.  Finally, we read about the recommendations of Arabic Organization for Sign Language Interpreters.

In “Social Issues” section, Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed has written an article entitled Do I have difficulty in learning or is education difficult?  Dr. Ghassan Shahrour, has written about September as Alzheimer's World Month. Ms. Hanaa Yousef Bakr prepared a material about the importance of health education. We read by Huda Mohammed Alshawsh about creativity in the family.

“From Life” section included a translation by Mazen Quqas for “First Woman with Autism Passes the Bar and Becomes an Attorney in Florida”.  In addition, Mazen translated “Mother tells the story of her special needs son’s inclusion”.

In the same section, we read an interview by the journalist Hazem Dahi Shehadeh with the talented Abdul Salam Zo'rob, who is good in acting and wants to star in a movie.

Finally, in “Opinion” section, Editorial Director Osama Nadim Mardini writes about Self-Advocates Summit (One Step Closer) in Sharjah.  Dr. Fayez Shalati writes about the diagnosis of learning difficulties.  By Ahmed Ibrahim's mother, we read about the society's perception of as persons with disabilities and the positive role of families.