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speaker presentations - rehab 2010
Day 1:      Monday       March 15, 2010
Nothing About Us Without Us: United Nation Convention and its Impact on the Life of People with Disability

Moussa Charafeddine MD
Honorary Life Member Inclusion International-President Inclusion International MENA Region
President Lebanese National Union-President Friends of Disabled Association, Lebanon

Awareness of the rights of  PWD among their guardians, in the light of the UAE Federal Law and the CRPD

Rawhi M. A. Abdat
Ministry of Social affairs
Dubai- United Arab Emirates

Rights of Persons with Disabilities and The Universal Design

Mukhtar M. AlShibani
Chair RI/ICTA Arab Region
AlModon Urban Consultancy On Universal Design & Accessibility
Saudi Arabia

Comprehensive Rehabilitation Approach for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Amal AlShamlan
Head of Rehabilitation Section
Al Wasl Hospital , DHA
United Arab Emirates

Early mobilization of the Critically Ill patient- an emerging concept.

Mr. Shaju Kareem
Senior physiotherapist
Dubai Hospital
United Arab Emirates

A Comparison Study Between the Balance Master Training Program and Traditional Rehab Program on Unilateral below Knee Amputee Patient.

Rabab Abuzaid, Ms, PT
Rehab Supervisor, Women's Health II
Sultan Bin AbdulAziz Humanitarian City 
Saudi Arabia

Workshop : Disability - The need for accessibility.

Nazem Fawzi
BSc : Sciences of Disability
Ministry of Social Affairs
United Arab Emirates

Day 2:      Tuesday       March 16, 2010
Enabling Passengers with Disabilities to fly.
Abdulaziz A. Al-Mohisen
Senior Specialist, Saudi Airlines


Khalid M. Al-Sefri
Specialist, Saudi Airlines
Equality, Accessibility and Affordability – Planning for the Future of Rehabilitation in Saudi Arabia & GCC

Mr. Abdullah Hamad Bin Zarah
Executive Director for Clinical Affairs
Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City
Saudi Arabia

Sibling Support Group- Providing Psychological Supports

Sheila Christopher
Associate Professor & Head in Rehabilitation Science, Holy Cross College.


Cresenta Shakila
Lecturer in Rehabilitation Science, Holy Cross College.

Psychological Approach through Music to Enable the People with Special Needs

Dr. Saji. S
Lecturer in Music, Government college for Women
Trivandrum, Kerala,

The Right-based Approach when Planning for Disability Services in Dubai: Issues and Challenges

Dr. Eman Gaad
Director of Disability Services
Community Development Authority, Government of Dubai
United Arab Emirates

What Patterns can be Distinguished in the Way Interaction Between People with Disabilities and Their Society Develops? Is the ‘Reduction of Difference Model’ the Next Model of Disability?

Ian Ulyatt -PhD
BA -Faculty of Business and Law
University of Lincoln -Brayford Pool
Lincoln, LN6 7TS -UK

Study the effects of Introducing Assistive Technology solutions on One Case to Facilitate Independent Academic Communication within the Classroom

Annie Medzhagopian Abu Hanna, MA
Executive Director
Al Hussein Society for the Rehabilitation/Habilitation of the Physically Challenged
Nisreen Soud Al Qatarneh
Head of the Occupational therapy department at AL Hussein Society for the habilitation and rehabilitation of the physically challenged.

Importance of safety in moving vehicles

Pascal Haddad
The Regional Manager
 Qstraint - Middle East

Employment Rights and its Impact on Psycho-Social Well- Being of Person with Intellectual Disabilities: Policy and Practice in Pakistan


Sadia Iqbal
PhD Scholar
Department of Special Education
University of the Punjab
Lahore, Pakistan
Nyla Anjum
Lecture in Psychology
GCW Shahkot –Punjab
Lahore, Pakistan

Aging and Cerebral Palsy-Guidelines for Parents and Families
Dr. Saleh AL-Oraibi, PhD
MCSP, Associate professor/ Hashemite University, Physiotherapy Department
Day 3:      Wednesday       March 17, 2010
Outcomes of INDEMAJ’s Community Partnership in Establishing Quality Inclusive Education in UAE Government Schools

Ms. Hanne Al Gurg
United Arab Emirates

A Proposal for the Integration of Cultural Cooperation Between Normal Children and those with Special Needs in Writing Children's stories: Future Vision

Ali Ashour Al-Jafar, Ph.D
Faculty of Education
University of Kuwait


Jean Chevalier SANON
Cofounder and President of the Board of Directors
National Paralympic Committee of Haiti
Haitian Federation of associations and instituions of Disabled Persons of Haiti
President - Secretary General,

Effect of late-onset AAC/PODD intervention in a 17 year old student with Cerebral Palsy

Ms. Isphana Al Khatib
The Director of Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs
Dubai-United Arab Emirates

The early identification of learning difficulties in pre-school

Manal Omar Backerman
Lecturer Diploma in Special Education
Al Hikma College
Jeddah - Saudi Arabia

Perception of Elementary School Teachers toward Inclusion Of Mental Retarded Children in government Schools

Muhammad Aamir Hashmi
Faculty Member DEAR, IER, University of the Punjab Lahore, Pakistan


Sadia Iqbal
PhD Scholar Department of Special Education
University of the Punjab
Lahore Pakistan

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