Dubai Autism Center (DAC) celebrated the graduation of the first batch of its training program entitled “Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT)” which is designed for special educators with an aim to assist in delivering behavioral analysis services and practice under the direction and close supervision of Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
The RBT program was delivered by the DAC Autism Program Head, Nicholas Orland, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and an adjunct professor of Applied Behavioral Analysis in two Universities in the United States of America.
Mohammed Al Emadi, Director General and Board Member of the DAC said, “We congratulate all the graduating staff. I am confident that the knowledge gained by them has equipped them with the necessary skills to excel in their profession and would help achieve our mission of improving the lives of children with autism,”
“With its modern integrated facilities, Dubai Autism Center is keen to develop its professional team in line with its provided specialized programs in the framework of an evidence-based corresponding curriculum that combines the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA),” Al Emadi said.
Al Emadi praised the cooperation of Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) with the center in approving the training programs offered at the DAC for professionals and parents, stressing that all its specialized employees obtain the necessary licenses to practice the professions either from the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) or the Community Development Authority (CDA).
“Certificates, assessment reports and other documents issued by the Dubai Autism Center are certified by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, which contributes to enhancing the reliability of the Center’s documents with regard to the qualifications of their holders,” Al Emadi added.