The organization was founded by Mona Alaouie and Mariam Alaouie. The founders came together to form this organization as a practical step to help families affected by autism, just as their families were affected by autism. Mariam personally has children with autism. Facing the struggles of families affected by autism, they wanted to extend the helping hand that they wish they had.
The founders are also the organization’s current directors along with Ahmad Ghamlouche and Wissam Najjar. In addition to its directors, the organization has a pool of approximately 60 volunteers ready to participate and help at any given time for its events and functions.
Blue Hands United was founded to serve and provide hope for families affected by autism. This area is so important due to the lack of education and awareness about autism and the autistic community. This in turn creates frustration and a feeling of helplessness amongst families affected by autism. The need for organizations dedicated to autism awareness, like Blue Hands United, is great and continues to grow.
Blue Hands United has been at the forefront of autism awareness in the Dearborn community for the past four years. In this short period of time, it has been able to build bridges between organizations and community members in the cause of awareness for autism. The organization has deconstructed many preconceived notions of the autistic community. In addition, they have educated so many families and individuals about the reality of autism.
The foundation has focused on the Dearborn community, particularly the community within Dearborn Public Schools, because of the great need that exists in this area. Though the organization serves families from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, given the high concentration of Arab-Americans in the Dearborn area, many of the families are of Arab-American descent. The organization is well positioned to serve this particular population given that all of its directors, and many of its volunteers, are Arabic speaking and come from an Arab-American background. This has been a huge plus in reaching families that would otherwise be underserved and isolated. Relatability is key in the organization’s service of families affected by autism.
Amazing helpful, supporting organization that is working hard to bring a smile to our kids and make them fit into the community plus providing all the resources and options available and helpful to the families. Thank you so much💕.
Blue hands United has brought a huge awareness to our community! They have encompassed our special needs community and have left no stone unturned to unite and involve all. My son loves the events they hold and they are a wealth of knowledge and resources for special needs families!
Above and beyond what you might expect. Thankful for great minds, hearts, efforts, and unlimited giving. God bless🤲🏻💝
Blue Hands provides some of best programs in Michigan for families with special needs. They educate the community on Autism, provide various services and programs for families, and create a very supportive environment. The organizers and volunteers are amazing. This is probably the most active & consistent organizations that I know of. Love all the work they do!
reat people, they work from the heart to provide for families in need.
Absolutely wonderful organization! They work together as a team to provide people with special needs with lots of support and many activities to keep them busy (especially in the summer).
Blue hands United is the best organization that is empowering our kids with autism and us as families. The services they are offering are above and beyond. It is a family not an organization. So grateful to have this wonderful team and these wonderful parents.
The best thank you so much 💓
The best thank you so much ❤️❤️
A wonderful organization truly dedicated to helping children and adults with autism and supporting their families and the community.
The events and services they coordinate and offer are imperative to the healthy growth of not just the kiddos but families as well. Blue Hands bridges families to resources, but, most importantly, they bridge special needs children and young adults to a world of experiences that they would otherwise not have.
What an amazing organization! So wonderful and inclusive to All Families. They have truly created a community for special needs families. I can't say enough good things about them.
Blue hands is a wonderful organization that helps kids special needs , supported team, god bless them all ❤️
Blue Hands United has been an incredible community group that has made an immense difference in my son's life. They've provided him with engaging community experiences and opportunities that he might not have otherwise had.
Supportive community that works together with a lot of support and engagment. We love being part of Blue Hands United. Activities are inclusive not only for all disabilities but also for age group and interests. Thank you for all you do.
Creating hope for families affected by autism and special needs.
To educate and raise awareness about autism & special needs, advocate for families affected by ASD, better the lives of ASD children and adults, and invest in their future.
Helping families affected by autism and special needs discover ways to better their lives, and supporting them in making changes to bring about their greatest potential.
Our goals are to be accomplished within 3 – 5 years.