SFS is a place where everyone is accepted, Loved and Respected
SFS or ‘Special Families Support’ Group was formed so that families with children with special needs can get connected with other families in similar situations to share their hopes, strengths and challenges.
Our group focuses on coping strategies for the entire family especially fathers and siblings, who share the responsibility of bringing up a child with special needs. We even have regular visits from concerned grandparents who are also looking for emotional support.
What we do
SFS holds several public events especially during the Dubai Shopping Festival and the Dubai Summer Surprises each year. We organise fashion shows, dance performances, parties and many other fun events, to integrate families with or without individuals with special needs. SFS runs a structured volunteer program for volunteers ranging from 6 to 60 year olds. Integrating families with and without individuals with special needs brings about a larger understanding in society. Both families stand to gain and learn so much. Being a part of this group encourages all of us to enjoy the simple pleasures of life that sometimes get taken for granted. Just watching children with special needs play harmoniously with other children makes you realise how unconditional the love of a child is.
What we want
An important task of SFS has been to spread awareness among the different sections of the society, about the needs of our families. There is a need to educate society about the various syndromes and disabilities and how to deal with a situation when they are confronted with such a child in public. The only thing that our children and their families need from society is acceptance, love and respect. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join our family and be a part of a beautiful world. Here at SFS we do ensure one thing for sure, that everyone goes home with a smile on their face, the parents go home realizing that they are not alone, the volunteers go home feeling fulfilled as they have done something meaningful and the children go home feeling happy and satisfied, just being accepted for who they are. They deserve the best and that’s exactly what we give them!