It's a pleasure to be a part of this forum.May Allah reward whoever is behind this.We have a 7 y/o son, Abdullah, with multiple disabilities. As many of you may have experienced this first hand, taking care of a child with special needs is a rocky road but with a great reward. From accepting the reality ,getting comfortable with it and facing every challenge in their upbringing, everything will be rewarded. This is the hope that we cling to,and cheer at every little milestone that he crosses. With seven years through this journey,I'd like to offer my support to those who are beginning or are ahead of me. We can talk about emotional challenges, navigating the school system, IEP, therapy centers, finding the right physician, recreation ( for parents too ) or anything else on your mind.
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My name is Abdullah and I am a fourth year medical student. I am graduating May 2017 inshaAllah, and I plan on pursuing a career in Child Neurology!! It's great to see MUHSEN do good work, and fill a niche that the Muslim community direly needs. InshaAllah, I hope to work with MUHSEN throughout my residency and my career.
Alsalamo Alaikum, My name is Vian and I'm new to MUHSEN. I found out about MUHSEN shortly after praying and making Dua to Allah that I want to make a difference and help Muslim kids and adults with special needs live their lives to the fullest. I'm a certified occupational therapy assistant in Virginia who works in a pediatric outpatient clinic for kids with special needs (mostly sensory processing disorder and Autism) and I have worked with kids as a pre-school teacher previously for some years. I would love to connect with other occupational and physical therapy practitioners to brainstorm ideas to facilitate praying (physical, mental, and emotional aspect of it), going to the masjid, and learning the Deen in general. It could be as simple as teaching parents how to use adaptive strategies, such as placing a pillow on the prayer mat for people who have knee problems to reduce pain during prostration (Sujood). Or work on correcting specific common Salah wrong positions: for example, integrating the Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (STNR) for kids and adults who cross or raise their feet up during prostration. I'm very happy that we have a discussion forum in here. I didn't realize this forum existed until I contacted a MUHSEN member few days ago to create a discussion forum. Alhamdulilah =) However, I don't see the forum very active (last post was in 2016) and I hope it will be soon, Insha Allah. MUHSEN members, please help spread the word on social media, conventions, or conferences to get this forum active. I'm very excited to be part of MUHSEN and I will be more than happy to help out caregivers and watch their kiddos in Virginia. Thank you and JAK.
I have a special needs daughter who is 19yr old. She has mild ID and ASD. She struggles with social interaction and has no friends. Does Muhsen have a chapter in the San Francisco Bay Area? Or a support group for young adults with similar needs?
Salaam AbuMazin, Thanks for reaching out. MUHSEN has 2 masjids certified in the Bay Area Alhumdulillah. One is MCC East Bay in Pleasanton and the other is MCA Santa Clara. At MCC East Bay, there is a MUHSEN Weekend School Program specifically for children with Special Needs and a Parent Support Group is also starting, please contact them and see details at mcceastbay.org/accommodating-disabilities/ . firstname.lastname@example.org .
Salam, I am Fatima. I live in West Bloomfield MI. I've been a special education teacher for the last six years and I mostly work with students with severe disabilities, specifically those with autism. I'm currently working on becoming a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) as well. I love what I do, and I love working with families of students with disabilities. I was really happy to learn about Muhsen, and I am looking to bring weekend schools and peer/buddy programs to my community, but I'm not really sure where to start. Alhamdullilah, I do see people with disabilities at events at our mosque, which indicates that we are on the right path to acceptance and inclusion. These individuals deserve to be full members of our community and my goal is to do more for them as far as including them in spaces of worship.