Attend the autism awareness festival and walk in Dubai on April 15

The Camelicious Global Autism Awareness Festival & Walk is taking place at Zabeel Park in Dubai on April 15. Courtesy Buzzy Bee
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Did you know that, according to recent studies, camel’s milk may help to enhance socialisation skills among autistic children? Learn more about this and other related research at the eighth annual Camelicious Global Autism Awareness Festival & Walk on April 15, in Dubai.

The event will be held at Zabeel Park from 5pm to 9pm to mark international Autism Awareness Month. Visitors can take part in a variety of discussions and activities, including a three-kilometre walk to raise awareness for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as well as interact with children and adults on the spectrum. The free-to-attend festival also has live music, performances by the Dubai Police band, arts, crafts and games for children, raffle draws and plenty of food.

The event is being organised by Dubai-based Child Early Intervention Medical Center, in collaboration with The UAE Red Crescent, Dubai Municipality and Dubai Healthcare City, with Camelicious coming on as the title sponsor.

“We are delighted to participate in such a significant event and to highlight the importance of camel’s milk, which according to latest studies causes major progress in the behaviour of autistic children, especially in terms of socialising and maintaining visual contact,” said Mutasher Al Badri, deputy general manager of Emirates Industry for Camel Milk & Products.

Registration is free through www.walkforautismdubai.com.

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