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Donia Fahim, Ph.D.

Donia Fahim, Ph.D. Biography:

Donia Fahim, Ph.D., MRCSLT, is Senior Consultant for the ASD Nest Project at Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human at New York University, and adjunct Assistant Professor at Hunter College, where she was Program Coordinator for the Early Childhood Special Education Program from 2008 to 2013. She is also the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Autism Friendly Spaces, Inc. and developer of the first dual language ASD public school program in New York City. She obtained her B.Sc., M.A and Ph.D. from the University of London. She is a certified member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. For the last twenty years she has worked as an international consultant in speech and language pathology. From 1998 to 2007 she served as Clinical Director and founding member of The Egyptian Society for Developing Skills of Special Needs Children focusing on work with individuals with ASD and early intervention, where her focus was on developing organization-specific educational curriculum, clinical procedures and guidelines for special education for young children with special needs (e.g. Egypt: Advance Society, Learning Resource Center, Nida Center, Caritas; Saudi Arabia: Saudi Autistic Society; Nigeria: Patrick Center, Jordan: Early Years Center, Monetessori School of Amman). As a Global Master Trainer for UNICEF in Early Childhood Development in Emergency, she has provided and consulted on speech-language pathology services throughout the world, most often in the Middle East and Africa. She has appeared on national and international radio and television in the US, Africa and Asia. She has been an invited speaker at many leading international conferences and events hosted by both governmental and non-governmental organizations. Such as the National Council for Motherhood and Childhood in Egypt, UNESCO EFA (Education for All) conferences (Beirut); the Annual Autism Conference in Egypt, World Autism Congress and Exhibition in South Africa, the Stockholm Annual Autism Conference, the Saudi Autism awareness campaign. She was a Key Note Speaker at the 2014 Saudi International Occupational Therapy Conference, and has also received awards from the Saudi ministry of health for her contribution to parent training for families of children with ASD.

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  • Let's Talk

    ISBN: 978-1-59857-120-2


    This friendly, accessible guidebook helps parents of young children with autism evaluate evidence-based communication interventions—and choose the best ones for their child.

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