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SOCIETY OF AUTISM FAMILIES

A non-profit charitable organization that brings together autism families‘s experiences and multi-discipline expertise in counselling services, awareness programs and courses, as well as the various social initiatives.
about autism

What is autism?

Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder, is a known brain development condition that manifests itself as difficulty in communicating or socializing with others and can affect an individual and their family throughout their life.

  • Family history
  • Very premature birth
  • Nutritional deficiency early in pregnancy
  • Some complications during or after childbirth
  • The mother was exposed to some chemicals during pregnancy

Autism affects One out of every 59 Children.

40% of children with Autism do not speak.

Boys are four times more likely to have autism than girls.

Gender
  • Male 79%
  • Female 21%
Enroll in education
  • Enrolled 56%
  • Not enrolled 44%
  • 11% Recurrence of autism in the family
  • 7% Repeated cases of disability in the family
  • 2% Students from abroad
Gender statistics Males under the age of 13 Males over the age of 13   Males under the age of 13 Females over the age of 13
Age 65% 35%   59% 41%
Saudis 58% 32%   53% 35%
Non-Saudis 7% 3%   7% 5%
Not enrolled Saudis 47% 46%   46% 34%
Not enrolled non-Saudis 3% 3%   10% 9%
Programs

Active Programs

A support to us is a support to them

Your support contributes towards providing consulting support, financing of awareness programs and SAF hostes activities to Autistic individuals to give them and their children a better lifestyle
Autism Family Day Care Centre of Al Dwadmi
Autism Family Day Care Centre of Al Dwadmi
Program Significance
An Initiative that supports the only Centre in Al Dwadmi District that aims to serve 40 hijras and villages across the district, whereby day care services consisting of various programs in early intervention and rehabilitaion services are provided
SAR 2,000 raised of SAR 32,352 goal
University Education Support Program
University Education Support Program
Program Significance
Provision of financial support to cover university education (Diploma-Undergraduate Studies) at private and government-run universities and technical institutes
SAR 3,500 raised of SAR 17,000 goal
Autistic Child Education Sponsorship Program
Autistic Child Education Sponsorship Program
Program Significance
Provision of costs coverage specialized to Autistic children (Non-Saudis) to families who are incapable of covering the educational and reform costs of their children.
SAR 4,500 raised of SAR 9,000 goal
Training and Recruitment Initiative
Training and Recruitment Initiative
Program Significance
An initiative that aims to train and prepare young autistic boys and girls and their families for the work environment and recruit them across the Kingdom
SAR 2,200 raised of SAR 2,500 goal
Sports & Leisure Program
Sports & Leisure Program
Program Significance
We thrive to realize the happiness to Autistic individuals through various sports and group activities
SAR 550 raised of SAR 1,596,000 goal
Autism Stories Program
Autism Stories Program
Program Significance
Through this Program, specialized professionals of various life matters specializations, as well as government entities
SAR 225 raised of SAR 574,500 goal
Psychological Guidance Program
Psychological Guidance Program
Program Significance
Society of Autism Families has worked on launching its unique Psychological Guidance Program to serve 300 families throughout the year to help them change their disturbing motives and their negative thoughts
SAR 193,860 raised of SAR 600,000 goal
Rishat Tayf
Rishat Tayf
Program Significance
A unique project
SAR 567,000 raised of SAR 2,268,000 goal
Our Latest

News and Activities

  • May 11, 2022
    Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Asir region
  • May 11, 2022
    The inauguration of His Highness the Chairman of the Board, His Highness Prince Saud bin Abdulaziz Al-Farhan Al Saud, and the Director of Prince Sultan Military City, His Excellency Major General Dr. Saud Al-Shalash
  • May 11, 2022
    The Chairman of the Board of Directors, His Highness Prince Saud bin Abdulaziz Al-Farhan Al Saud, signed a memorandum of understanding with the CEO of Awqaf Support, Mr. Saleh Al-Yousef.

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