Sebastian Nevaro, 21, of Argentina, had an incredible time at this year’s AccessAbilities Expo in October. He was selected as a determined individual to greet visitors at a booth during the show, where he had the chance to speak with a number of ministers. The cherry on top, though, came when he had a conversation and meeting with Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the founder and CEO of Dubai Emirates Group.
It was thrilling for him to see so many people at the fair that day, he said. “When I first saw the Sheikh, I was very anxious. After he was really kind to me, I stopped feeling anxious.
Sebastian is a part of Sanad Village, which is one of the biggest centers in the area for research on autism and related conditions. It offers medical therapy and counseling help in addition to elementary and vocational instruction. The center, which is in Sustainable City, welcomes students of all ages and skill levels.
Sebastian, a longtime student at the center, attended the exhibition as an extension of his vocational training to assist him enter the workforce. He completed an internship with the multinational consulting firm BCG. Sebastian has an electrical car license and hopes to work as a graphic designer and shuttle bus driver.