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Dr. Farah Sabbah Al-Kanj is the mother of an eight-year-old boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In this video, Dr. Al-Kanj talks about the importance of parents having flexibility and perceptiveness when one of their children has autism. These characteristics enable them to understand the chaos imposed by autism sometimes, and to learn how to invest it for the benefit of all family members.

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الكتورة فرح صباح الكنج هي أم لطفل لديه اضطراب طيف التوحد عمره ثمان سنوات. تتحدث د. الكنج في هذا الفيديو عن أهمية تمتّع الأهل بمرونة وإدراك للمواقف، لمّا يعاني أحد أطفالهم من التوحد. هذه الخصائص تمكّنهم من فهم حالات الفوضى التي يفرضها بعض الأوقات التوحّد وأن يتعلّموا كيف يستثمرونها لصالح جميع أفراد الأسرة

Emily Hoppin

A native from the state of Colorado, USA, Emily first came to Lebanon in 2016 to volunteer teach at a summer English camp for refugees hosted by one of LSESD’s partner churches in Zahle. Upon arriving in Lebanon, she immediately fell in love with the country and knew that she was destined to come back for the long term. After completing her master’s degree in Linguistics at the Free University of Berlin, Emily was finally able to realize her dream of moving to Lebanon. In August 2019, Emily Hoppin joined the LSESD team as its Communications Officer. “Working at LSESD is like putting that missing piece into a puzzle. For the first time in my life, everything fits,” she states. With a knack for languages, writing, and connecting with people, Emily feels as though all of her skills, talents, and passions have finally come together in one place through her work at LSESD. Just as her first name means “industrious”, Emily believes in hard work and perseverance. Allowing Colossians 3:23 to guide her work ethic, Emily seeks to serve the Lord in her role at LSESD with all of her heart, mind, soul, and strength.

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