Special needs children are children with disabilities which may delay their normal growth. These children are either physically or mentally challenged. However, the special needs children also join special schools where they get to learn, therapy and also participate in co-curricular. There are a variety of special schools in Kenya, here are 6 popular special needs schools:
The school is a special program that offers several activities for special kids such as social therapy, horse therapy,sonrise program, early development interventions and paramedical interventions.
Location: Waiyaki Way.
Heshima Children Center.
Heshima Children Center provides medical intervention, special education as well as OT, PT, speech, sign language and horse riding for the students.
Acorn Special Tutorials.
The school offers therapy sessions to the students and daycare services are also available.
Location: Muhuri Road, Dagoretti.
Open Hours: 8:30 am-5pm
Kenya Community Centre for Learning.
It is a center offers elementary, middle and high school education for special needs children.
Location: Roysambu, Behind Thika Road Mall.
Open Hours: 8 am-4:30 pm
Jacaranda Special School.
It is a mixed public day primary school for kids with mild and severe autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, etc.
Treeside Special School.
The Treeside school is a public school that does not charge school fees but only charges boarding fees.
Open Hours: 8 am-5 pm
Parents with special kids may find it challenging to cope up with these kids. However, it is important for them to understand that disability is not inability and give their kids a chance to join a school where they can learn to be dependent on themselves. Enrolling the special kids to school also gives parents an opportunity to interact with other mums who are raising special children.
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