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  • Teach people with visual impairment daily living skills Train people with visual impairment on utilizing “Braille”Train people with visual impairment on visual interaction
  • AAMAL Presentation

    1. 1. New Day … New Hope <br />
    2. 2. 10% of the world’s population have a disability <br />There are 400 million disabled people in developing countries<br />20% of population are effected when families are taken into account<br />Only 1-2% of persons with disabilities in developing countries receive an education<br />Only 1-2% of people with a disability in low income communities receive the rehabilitative services they need<br />
    3. 3. What causes disability?<br /><ul><li>Malnutrition
    4. 4. Poor maternal health
    5. 5. Child birth
    6. 6. Intermarriages
    7. 7. Vehicular crashes
    8. 8. Work injuries
    9. 9. Conflict
    10. 10. Illness – e.g., TB, polio, measles, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, etc.</li></li></ul><li>Charity<br />MEDICAL MODEL<br />Community Based Rehab<br />SOCIAL MODEL<br />Nothing about Us without Us<br />
    11. 11. Establishment<br />AAMAL is a non-profit organisation established in 2002 to provide services and rehabilitation to the disabled individuals and their families<br />
    12. 12. Our Vision<br />To empower Individuals with disabilities toward living life in full <br />By spreading knowledge & awareness, securing treatment & rehabilitation, and advocating for inclusion<br />
    13. 13. Our Mission <br />We strive to make a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities <br />By acting as a catalyst for change, pursuing an integrated approach and networking with others to achieve the broadest impact<br />
    14. 14. AAMAL’s Programs<br />1- Academic and Training Program<br />2- Rehabilitation Program<br />3- Deaf Support Program<br />4- Social Awareness & Knowledge<br />5- Governmental Advocacy<br />
    15. 15. 1- Academic and Training Program<br />5784 trainees from 235 institutions<br />Target Groups:<br />AAMALstaff<br />Master students<br />Specialists in government NGOs<br />Rehab centres<br />Families<br />
    16. 16. 2- Rehabilitation Program<br />1- Speech & Language Pathology Centre (SLP):<br />Rehabilitation services for a wide variety of communication disorders. 8000 cases were treated<br /><ul><li>Stuttering
    17. 17. Voice & swallowing disorders
    18. 18. Speech and language disorders
    19. 19. Aphasia</li></li></ul><li>2- Rehabilitation Program (cont.)<br />2-Audiology Centre:<br />850 cases are served on annual bases<br /><ul><li>Hearing screening
    20. 20. Identify type, location and </li></ul> degree of hearing loss<br /><ul><li>Audiology evaluation
    21. 21. Assess candidacy and calibration </li></ul> for cochlear implant <br />
    22. 22. 2- Rehabilitation Program (cont.)<br />3- Autism Centre:<br />752 cases have been screened<br />546 cases have been diagnosed<br />72 children are in Autism center<br /><ul><li>Diagnosis services
    23. 23. Teach daily skills through</li></ul> behavioral modification<br /><ul><li>Train parents on modification techniques</li></li></ul><li>2- Rehabilitation Program (cont.)<br />4- The Educational Centre for the Hearing Impaired (ECHI)<br />28 children in the center<br />30 children have been included <br />Into mainstream schools<br /><ul><li> Develop Social and </li></ul> interactional communication<br /><ul><li>Develop academic skills
    24. 24. Establish an individual educational plan for every child</li></li></ul><li>2- Rehabilitation Program (cont.)<br />5- The Educational Centre for the Visually Impaired (ECVI)<br />One on One treatment<br /><ul><li> Teach people with visual</li></ul> impairment daily living skills <br /><ul><li>Train people with visual</li></ul> impairment on utilizing “Braille”<br /><ul><li>Train people with visual impairment on visual interaction</li></li></ul><li>3- Deaf Support Program<br />The Deaf Support Programme is the newly established program in AAMAL that focuses on research on deaf culture provisions and bilingual learning of deaf children. <br />It pledges to uphold the right of the deaf people everywhere to have equal access to information and knowledge. <br />
    25. 25. 4- Social Awareness & Knowledge<br />Crosscuttingactivities<br /> AAMAL’s various programs and activities aim to promote social inclusion of people with disabilities into communities. This is an on going process, which includes:<br /><ul><li>Organizing awareness campaigns
    26. 26. Celebrating special events related to disability
    27. 27. Establishing family forum
    28. 28. Bridging people, organizations, countries with the same experience to mutually teach and learn </li></li></ul><li>5- Governmental Advocacy<br />AAMAL has contributed in governmental advocacy through:<br /><ul><li>The promulgation of laws (34) and (36) in 2004. which are the first laws in Syria dedicated to disability
    29. 29. The development of internal procedures for social day care centers
    30. 30. Presentingthe National Plan for the Rehabilitation of Disabled People which was endorsed in Syria by 2008</li></li></ul><li>TheNational Plan for Rehabilitation People with Disability <br />Main Activities:<br />1- Developing legislations and issuing a report on the state of disability.<br />2- Studying the current state of disability and creating the national disability registrar.<br />3- Building capacities in disability media, early intervention, treatment, rehabilitation.<br />4- Prevention and early detection.<br />5- Community accessibility and Inclusion in society.<br />6- Social awareness campaigns.<br />7- Establishing and operating rehabilitation and vocational training institutions for disability and prostheses production centres.<br />
    31. 31. 1- Establishing NGO forum for disability <br />2- Initiating Disability Trust Fund<br />3- Starting new academic programs<br />4- Starting new services (i.e. Occupational <br /> Therapy, IQ tests, Learning Disorder).<br />AAMAL’s Expanding Activities<br />
    32. 32. Rehabilitation International<br />International Federation for Rehabilitation<br />Arabic Network for Autism<br />Partnership with various International Universities and NGO’s<br />AAMAL in International Structures <br />
    33. 33. धन्यवाद<br />Prepared and presented by<br />Dr. Rami Y. Khalil<br />Executive Director of AAMAL<br />rami.khalil@aamalsyria.org<br />www. aamalsyria.org<br />New Day … New Hope <br />2010<br />