The SENIA Saudi Arabia chapter’s mission is to increase and promote awareness of individuals with neurodiverse needs. Our aim is to bring professionals from different communities across Saudi Arabia to collaborate, share experiences, support each other, families, and professionals to be well equipped to serve the needs of neurodiverse students. 

You can learn more about us from our website and by following this Facebook page to keep up to date with the recent news and events. 

For more information, please contact the Board Members: Inna Polianska (The KAUST School-Thuwal), Rayan Itani (AIS-Riyadh), Roslyn Dotterweich (AIS-Jeddah) at 

Roslyn Dotterweich is the Secondary Learning Support Coordinator at the American International School of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. 

Roslyn is a mom of three boys with Autism, and is a passionate advocate for the inclusion of all types of learners in international schools. Over the past 10 years, she has helped build a comprehensive and inclusive secondary learning support program at AISJ, including a high school general (modified) diploma program, and is very interested in promoting vocational and educational opportunities for young adults with special needs.

She has 20 years of educational experience in locales such as Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Peru, and the UAE. She holds an MSEd in Special Education and is currently a Doctoral student at the University of Northern Colorado.  Her research areas include secondary and postsecondary transition services, self-determination, and Universal Design for Learning.


Inna Polianska

Sp Ed in Special Education

  1. Ed in International Education
  2. Ed in ESOL

Inna is an inclusion specialist with over fifteen years of experience in international education. Throughout her career in international schools in Ukraine, Uganda, China and now Saudi Arabia, Inna has worked as a learning support teacher, individualized program teacher and a department lead. Currently, Inna works at the KAUST School as the Kindergarten Learning Support Team lead. 

With a breadth of knowledge in child development, Inna is passionate about early intervention that hinges on collaboration between parents and the support team. In addition to her degrees, Inna is a certified Positive Discipline Parent and Early Childhood Educator, and is qualified to deliver PECS, Zones of Regulation and Orton Gillingham Reading interventions. 

In working with the students with neurodiverse needs, Inna advocates for equal access to education for all students who will grow up to become capable, independent learners.



Rayan Itani is a Learning Support specialist at the American International School of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

Rayan was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon and then moved to Saudi Arabia in 2013 to be with her husband and has been living here since then with her two kids. Throughout her career Rayan has been an advocate for students with learning difficulties and her aim is to ensure that every student receives the needed support to thrive and learn to the best of their abilities.  Rayan is passionate about learning; her goal is to empower students with skills that help them unlock their potential regardless of their abilities. 

 Rayan holds a BA in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Special Education and a Masters in Educational Psychology from the American University in Beirut.