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Create awareness on issues of people with disabilities, says QSRSN

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Qatar Society for Rehabilitation of Special Needs (QSRSN) in cooperation with the Cultural Committee of Al Arabi Sports Club, organised a online panel discussion on invisible disabilities and social and functional rehabilitation for people with disabilities.

The panel, titled “Not all disabilities are visible,” dealt with three main axes: “An Analytical View of Invisible Disabilities,” “Social Rehabilitation for People with Disabilities between Reality and Expectations,” and “Functional Rehabilitation for Persons with Disabilities,”. The panel witnessed distinguished participation, interventions, and valuable inquiries from the public, specialists, those interested in the field of disability, and parents.

Chairman Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah Al Thani explained that the QSRSN aimed, through the panel, to shed light on disabilities that are not apparent or invisible, and to create a deeper understanding and awareness of the visible and invisible disabilities, affirming that this is one of the important roles of cultural and educational institutions such as concerned societies, sports clubs, youth centers, special education centers, and others.

He called on all cultural and sports institutions to continue to spread awareness on the issues of persons with disabilities and rehabilitate them according to their needs and the types of disabilities they suffer from, as this is a solidarity responsibility for all members of society.

In turn, Dr. Ibrahim Attia, stressed the importance of exploring the capabilities, skills, and energies of persons with disabilities and leading them in the correct direction, calling on media agencies and media professionals to double their roles to highlight rehabilitation and support efforts for people with disabilities.

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