Susan Levy MD, MPH, a developmental and behavioral pediatrician and medical director of The Center for Autism Research at CHOP, visited Dubai to participate in the Princess Haya Award Symposium on Special Education in Dubai — where she was one of eight internationally renowned developmental experts invited to present to an audience of 400 professionals from the field of child development. The goal of the symposium was to encourage the adoption and implementation of best international practices for medical and education professionals supporting children with special needs.
Dr. Levy’s presentation focused on supporting youth with learning and behavioral difficulties associated with autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Levy also toured the soon-to-open Al Jalila Children’s Hospital in Dubai, which will feature the first center providing tertiary specialty mental healthcare in the region. Dr. Levy’s participation in the event supports CHOP’s aims to advance pediatric care around the world through education by sharing our expertise.