Happy Nowruz from Senses Culturalposted on 20 Mar 2018 | post

The arrival of spring provides us a renewed opportunity to give back to our community. It gives us a chance to turn our attention to those who have more challenging lives than our own. This spring, Senses Cultural is celebrating the work we’ve done to expand autism awareness among parents living in the U.S. and throughout the Middle East.

UC Davis’ Randi Hangerman (center) was among a team of experts who joined Senses Cultural at a series of international autism conferences in Tehran and Isfahan.

Your continued support helps make it happen. It helps us maintain our Scholarship Fund, which gives Middle Eastern students the opportunity to study autism at the UC Davis MIND Institute, with the goal of returning to their own communities to give back.

It also helps us host multi-national conferences in Tehran and the U.S. Like this past December 2017, when Senses Cultural made history by bringing together a team of neurodevelopmental experts to Iran for a series of autism events in Tehran and Isfahan including conferences, a teacher training workshop and informal consultations with parents. The UC Davis team included Randi and Paul Hagerman, Marsha Chinichian, Melissa Mello and Robert Miller. The team also included Monila Rahimi, Laura Greiss Hess, Kerrie Lemons Chitwood and Stephanie Sherman, who trained at the MIND, among other experts.

Thanks again for your support!

Happy Nowruz!

With Love,

Tata Monfared

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