The Minister of Community Development, Hessa bint Issa Buhumaid, and Sheikha Jamila bint Muhammad Al Qasimi, President of Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services, signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the services of the Sharjah Center for Learning Disabilities aimed at building an organizational framework that positively benefits its subsidiaries .
According to the memorandum, the two parties will work together to evaluate and diagnose people with learning disabilities in order to identify early services necessary for them to achieve the optimal response to their educational needs.
The ministry will issue People of Determination cards to the center’s employees who meet the criteria, according to the Unified National Classification of Disabilities.
Hessa Buhumaid emphasized the ministry’s efforts to strengthen cooperation and partnership efforts with various parties, from the perspective of providing a better quality of life for all parts of society, to raise the level and mechanism of providing services to the public and to provide initiatives and procedures, that strengthens the empowerment of priority groups in society and ensures the effective participation of all sectors and government bodies Federal, local, private and civil society institutions. She pointed out that the MoU between the Ministry and the Center opens the door for more comprehensive support and empowerment for community members, especially people of determination, in a manner that reflects the best images within the framework of the sustainable development process at level in the UAE, and with the vision of the 50 that we work with and for with confidence and determination. Sheikha Jamila bint Muhammad Al Qasimi, on her part, said that the number of students who have benefited from the center’s services since its inauguration has reached 718, while 1,048 evaluation cases were submitted, including psychological-pedagogical evaluation, evaluation of learning disabilities, evaluation of occupational therapy. , and speech and language evaluation.
The Memorandum of Agreement sets out the regulation of the mechanisms and conditions for the issuance of cards to persons of determination for the employees of the center who meet the criteria of Cabinet Decision No. (3) of 2018 regarding the adoption of the common national classification of disabilities. (people of determination) in the country, to take advantage of the benefits and services accruing to cardholders. People with determination in a way that ensures that the quality of the early assessment of cases is raised and that they provide appropriate services from the authorities concerned, and respond to their educational needs that ensure their educational and social integration.
The memorandum identified a number of obligations and procedures to be followed, each according to their role in evaluating cases, providing the necessary intervention before the final diagnosis of cases that did not receive benefits, evaluating the response to educational intervention and the extent of the development of the case , and to offer all kinds of consultations and training programs specialized in the field of learning disabilities In addition to exploring the possibility of electronic linkage to ensure proactive delivery of services to applicants to obtain the People of Determination card, including registration and assessment of cases, inquiry about the applicants status and approval of educational and psychological reports. It is worth noting that the Ministry of Social Development provides the service of issuing the People of Determination card to both citizens and residents upon registration via the ministry’s website:www.mocd.gov.aeAnd attach the necessary documents and reports proving the person’s eligibility for this card.
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