Posted on December 23, 2019

Al Khaliji Commercial Bank P.Q.S.C. (al khaliji), Qatar’s next generation bank, is proud to be collaborating with the Qatar Autism Society (QAS) to help it sustain its mission of providing aid to persons impacted by autism.

The donation was announced at a visit by al khaliji to QAS and was delivered by Hassan al Jaidah, Head of Primmum and Dr. Manal AlDeeb, Vice President of Qatari Autism Society received the support on behalf of the Society.

“al khaliji is proud to support Qatar Autism Society to help make a difference in the lives of persons with special needs and their families,” said Hassan al Jaidah. “Developing the full potential of people and empowering them to achieve personal and professional fulfillment are important attributes of the human and social development pillars of the Qatar National Vision 2030. These goals are also al khaliji’s goals.” We look forward to full acceptance from our community towards persons with autism, good understanding for their differences and their real inclusion in all the fields, said Sheikha Jawaher Fahad Jassim AL-Thani, President of Qatari Autism Society 

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. It is now accepted that there is not one autism but many subtypes, and each person with autism can have unique strengths and challenges. A combination of genetic and environmental factors influence the development of autism, and autism often is accompanied by medical issues such as gastrointestinal disorders, seizures and sleep disturbances.

A number of non-profit organizations have benefited from the social responsibility activities and initiatives established by al khaliji, in addition to its wide range of charitable actions within the country. In the area of social wellbeing, in 2019, al khaliji supported Qatar Society of Rehabilitation of Special Needs, Qatar Cancer Society, Ehsan Center, to name a few.