12-year-old Kerolos Mina Albert was born with Autism into a loving family who have always looked for ways to help him live a full life. Unfortunately, children with Autism often have difficulty expressing themselves which in turn makes it very challenging for parents to support them.
Kerolos’ mother, Youstina, had always been eager to learn as much of her son’s communication methods as possible and jumped on the opportunity to attend the Ta’alouf Parents Training program which empowers parents to give their children as much nurturing as they can. Since the training was held online it was very practical for his mother to attend the classes without having to leave home.
Ta’alouf program helped Kerolos’ mother meet her son’s needs: “I was feeling overwhelmed, but the Ta’alouf training was incredibly beneficial and gave me the confidence to focus on my son’s strengths. The trainers were extremely knowledgeable and approachable and really made me fully aware of the rights of people of determination and what services are available in the UAE. I would highly recommend this program to parents who have children of determination.”
These stories give us great joy and inspire us to continue our work to support children of determination and their families.