My name is Amal Abuliyah, a special educator and a BCaBA®. I am Palestinian, but I was born and raised in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I graduated from Dar Al-Hekma University, with a Bachelor’s degree in special education with a focus on autism in 2015. I have been working as an inclusion special education and behavior management teacher in an international school in Jeddah.
I decided to participate in this program to put my expertise into practice for the benefit of those in need. Since the conflict in Syria started, very few opportunities were available to help Syrian families and children directly. I am grateful for the opportunity that A Global Voice for Autism gave me to support and guide Syrian refugees with autism in Turkey.
I am excited to learn from this experience as much as I can, as it is my first time to volunteer internationally. Mainly, I am very excited about working with teachers in the school in Mersin to support children with autism and their families, and I am particularly enthusiastic to work with a diverse team of professionals to achieve this goal.
My interests include reading, handcrafting and music. I also possess a self-taught skill at using Adobe Photoshop. I sometimes like to bake and cook new desserts and dishes.