Abu Dhabi: The Ability Pediatric Rehabilitation Medical Center (APRMC), managed by Hayati Health Center, in Abu Dhabi has achieved a significant milestone by becoming the UAE’s first center to receive CARF Accreditation.
This recognition is specifically for their early intervention, child, and youth services that offer specialized assistance to youngsters with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
The CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) International Accreditation provides a visible symbol that assures the public of a service provider’s commitment to continually enhancing the quality of their services and programs, as well as their demonstrated conformance to internationally accepted standards.
Ms. Chasity Chamberlin, CARF International’s Managing Director of Employment and Community Services, stated that, “These types of services are designed to provide to the child or adolescent and their family a variety of resources and support that reflect on sound research for optimal progress and to establish a lifetime of positive learning and behaviors.”
With the prevalence of autism worldwide on the rise, the UAE government approved the National Policy for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder in April 2021, which is set to raise the quality of their lives, upgrade their skills, support their families and caregivers, and increase the public’s awareness of autism in general.
Ms. Melloney Smit, Operations Manager at Ability Pediatric Rehabilitation Medical Center, also remarked that, “We are extremely honored to be awarded the CARF Accreditation for our autism program, as it speaks volumes for the quality of care which we have developed and deliver. We aspire to create greater awareness and to be seen as a frontrunner in the treatment of ASD.”
Aligned with the UAE’s guidelines, APRMC aspires to play an active and collaborative role in this regard by delivering unrivaled facilities and world-class quality care standards.