My Journey with Autism started in 2006 when I met Arwa who had co-founded LAS and was working to promote awareness about Autism ,which was not very well known in our society at that time, and to give support to the families who had children with Autisim; the cause became very close to my heart and our friendship grew; I joined the Board of LAS and today after Arwa is gone I am continuing what she started and excelled in .
A tribute to our former President Mrs. Arwa Al Amine Halawi 2002-2022
As a mother of a child with Autisim, the diagnosis of her son Abbas was devastating to her; and the lack of support and services for individuals with autism and there families in Lebanon at the time pushed her and some parents in the same situation to start up and NGO, LAS catering for the needs for individuals of Autism and there families. her purpose was mainly to help families with the diagnosis of Autisim and give them the support she didn't have.
Arwa will always be remembered as being the first and most passionate advocate for individuals with Autisim