Ramallah, Palestine / April, 2016
Welcome to Alwaan, the new Arabic-language online platform that addresses autism and impairment disabilities in the region. Softly launched in April, Alwaan aims to become the main destination for Arabic-speakers seeking information on various developmental conditions that affect their children, serving socially vulnerable groups and families. Iris Solutions is proud to support the launch of this very much needed online service.
Serving a Need
During more than 5 years of developing assistive technologies, we met many families with children with impairment disabilities. Although different in many aspects, these families share one thing in common: the lack of proper guidance and access to resources necessary to improve the livelihood of their children. While some resort to the internet, others might find it difficult to do so. When an Arabic-speaking family seeks advice online, websites they often come across are in other languages, adding yet another barrier to conquer. With this in mind, we launched Alwaan to raise the knowledge base, provide a digital hub for families and professionals in the Middle East, and make available original and referenced Arabic-language content from all over the world to Arab-speaking families.
In the first stage Alwaan will be focusing on autism, paving the way to eventually covering more developmental and impairment disabilities such as PTSD. At the current stage, through shedding the light on different sides of autism, publishing latest studies and researches conducted in the field, Alwaan will become your guide into the mind of people with autism. We aim to enrich knowledge, shift mindsets, change perceptions, and educate families on where to go and what to do, step by step.
Through Alwaan, we hope to create a world where people with autism are able to live within surroundings that both accept and understand them. There is no definitive treatment for autism, but it’s not an excuse to be unaware when there is so much to know about developmental disabilities.
Welcome to Alwaan, visit today!