Abu Dhabi Special Needs Schools

There are limited options in Abu Dhabi for Special Needs Education. 

The facilities available are generally over subscribed with long waiting lists and the concept of accommodating and/or mainstreaming special needs students in the classroom is not commonly practiced.

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List of Schools for Children with Special Needs, Abu Dhabi

  • Future Centre for Special Needs
    Tel: +971-2-6669625, +971-2-6660923
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Offers individualized educational programmes, rehabilitation (i.e. Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Art Therapy and Counselling/ Psychotherapy), pre-vocational training and vocational training , and job placement services for children and young adults.

  • The Sheena Wilson Centre for Children with Disabilities
    Phone: 0503488625

Newly established school and therapy centre in Mushrif for children with learning difficulties.

  • The Hamad Centre for Special Needs

Dedicated to helping children with Autism and other developmental disabilities. The Centre specialises in behavioural and educational intervention, based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.

  • The New England Centre
    Contact the Office Manager at +971 2 642 9550 or e-mail admissions@neccuae.org for more information or to arrange a screening appointment.

“NECC-AD strives to provide all children with the most effective intervention and education available. Our overriding goal is to provide state-of-the-art Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) when teaching children with autism, thereby increasing their abilities to function and communicate successfully with as much independence as possible.”

  • Stars for Special Abilities
    Tel: +971 2 4462048 Fax: +971 2 4462049
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Stars for Special Abilities offer all specialized multidisciplinary services to support every child with learning difficulties to reach their full potential and accomplish a successful Inclusion. Note that in general, physical access and mobility for disabled people within buildings and public areas throughout the UAE is problematic.

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