special needs Resources in Kuwait
SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION
Al Bustan Nursery – Accepts children 2-6 years old with hearing and verbal disabilities including hearing impaired children wearing cochlear implants. Located in Khaldiya, Blk 2, Bldg 2, Firdous Street. Telephone: 4822-2086
AlNibras International Billingual School – offers classes / program for children with special needs and learning difficulties.
Applied Behavior Center of Kuwait – Provides early intervention services to children with autism and related disorders. ABC provides a full range of educational, home-based, and center-based treatment programs designed to help children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Address: Burj Jassim, Floor 23, Soor Street, Kuwait City. Open Sunday to Thursday 9 am to 6 pm. Telephone: 2296-0991 or Email: email@example.com Instagram: abcofkuwait
Autism Partnership Kuwait – Provides ABA services for children with autism. +965/ 2296-9868 or 6906-6668
Creative Children International School - School uses appropriate intervention programs for ages 4 to 8 for special needs children on the autism spectrum, facing developmental delays or slow learners. Located in Hawally, block 4, bldg 19, near Ibn Al-Rashid Street
Dasman Model School – A bilingual school for special needs located in Dasman. Telephone: 2243-0706 or 2243-0607. Website: http://dbs.edu.kw/
Fawzia Al Sultan International School for Special Needs – Located in Hawally. Telephone: 2534-1403 / 2534-1404
Hope School for Special Needs located in Sharq. For KG and up. Telephone: 2249-6600
Ideal Education School – Offering education for slow learners and students with special needs for ages 3.5 to 21 years old with mild to moderate learning challenges, Autism spectrum disorders, Down’s Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy. Offers physical, speech and occupational therapy. Telephone: 2533-5077
Khalifa School for Children with Special Needs – Located in the capital governorate. The school focuses on life skills, vocational training and functional academics. Telephone: 2574-4106/07/08 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Kharafi Activity Kids Center – Providing all disabled children in Kuwait a safe place to learn through play. Disabled children aged 4-13 and disabled girls 13-25. Location: Mubarak Al-Abdullah Al-Jaber area, block 5 (next to Mishref Exhibition Halls). Open Saturday-Thursday 9 am to Noon and 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Telephone: 2539-6278/9. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kuwait Dream Center – Preschool for early intervention specializing in children with autism spectrum disorders. UK accredited. Located in Khaldiya. Telephone: 2482-7123
Kuwait English School – Offers a department for slow learners aged 6-21 years old. Special Needs classes follow a more practical, skills-based program leading to the ASDAN Award. Classes are small (8-10 students) with a teacher and teaching assistant, enabling students to work at their own pace and with plenty of support and encouragement. Located in Salwa. Telephone: 2565-5216
Kuwait Riding Center – Offers a program, Little Wings, for children with mild to moderate cognitive disabilities aged 3-12 years old including Autism, Down’s Syndrome, MERLD (mixed expressive/receptive language disorder), cognitive delay, development delay, GDD (global development delay), and dyspraxia. Telephone: 2475-1551/2/3. Instagram: @kuwaitrc or @krcslittlewings
Manarat School for Special Needs for children K-12. Located on Salem Mubarak Street, Salmiya behind American University of Kuwait. Email: email@example.com or telephone: 2572-2083, 2575-0792
Sada Center - Specialized center and nursery for early childhood education for children with cochlear implants. Telephone: 2267-1556 or website: www.sadacenter.org
Milestone by Reborn - a school for special needs, they accept children from age 3 to 6 years old. Also they offer ST, sensory room and OT. Instagram: @milestone_q8.
Located in Siddiq Block5, Street 502. Website: https://www.rebornkw.com/milestone
PARENTING & THERAPY
Parents who are seeking therapy, counseling or other support should also visit clinics and meet with clinicians before setting up appointments with children. It is also important to know who will be meeting with the child, what are their specific qualifications, education, experience and licensing status and what techniques, methodologies and approach they will utilize in working with the child.
Fatma Al Awadi – Consultant Developmental Pediatrician @fatmaclinic
Dr Mariam AlAwadhi – 6090-3472 /9691-4125 / 5059-3664
Fawzia Sultan Healthcare Network – Provides a range of psychological services, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and Children's Evaluation Rehabilitation Center. Call 2572-0338 or visit the website www.fsrikuwait.org
Fatmah Al-Qadfan – licensed drama therapist. @dramatherapykuwait
Gifted Counseling Center – agency for children with special needs from birth to 14 years old. +965/ 2489-6069 / 9930-1499
Kuwait Counseling Center – Provides psychological and nutritional services as well as speech and occupational therapy for children and adults. Telephone: 2535-6444. Website: www.kuwaitcounseling.com
Masar Consults – Psychological, social and educational consultations with Zaina Al-Zabin, MSc. Call: 9801-2200 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parentool – Resources for Parents and Teachers: developing the whole child at home and at school. Previously known as ParentingStepbyStep. Instagram @parentoolkw Tele: 5081-3275
Reach Education Center – Provides coaching and counseling for behavioral and educational support for children, adults and teachers including student coaching, one-on-one sessions, home/school visits, speech therapy, group therapy, motivational speeches and courses, teacher training, school talks, art & play therapy, behavioral modification and education assessments. Hours from Noon – 9 pm. Telephone: 9997-3224
Al Sabah hospital physical, speech & occupational therapy center offers speech physical & occupational therapy for free for Kuwaitis and expatriates must pay a small fee. Reference from local clinic required.
Sada Education Center – a non profit organization provides education for children ages birth to six years with cochlear implants. Tele: +965 2267-1556 https://www.sadacenter.org/
COMMUNITY & SUPPORT GROUPS
Down Syndrome Support Group – organized in collaboration with the Kuwait Society for Down Syndrome, a support group with meet ups and education, awareness. @ds_support_group
Kuwait Dyslexia Society - +965/ 2475-7986 or Kuwait_dyslexia on Instagram. Helps with the detection and treatment of dyslexia for children.
Kuwait Association for Learning Difficulties (KALD) – Association provides support, workshops and conferences for those with learning difficulties. +965/ 2491-2963 or 9442-7262. Located in Khaldiya, block 3, street 33, building 15.
Kuwait Center for Autism – Provides support,w orkshops and training for children on the spectrum. @q8autism Email: email@example.com
KRC’s Little Wings Riding Club – riding club for children with special needs located at the Kuwait Ridiing Center. Offers riding instruction and support for children with special needs. Tel: +965/ 2475-1551 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Swing Kuwait – non profit golf club dedicated to introducing children ages 6-12 with special needs to the benefits of golfing as a recreational sport. @swingkuwait
Kuwait Moms Guide will continue to update this list with resources. If you offer services for special needs families in Kuwait, please email us at KuwaitMoms@gmail.com