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Lighting the Path Towards a Brighter Future

Dubai Center for Special Needs aims to serve the diverse academic, physical, social and emotional needs of our students. All aspects of our organization’s curriculum and activities offer tailored programs, designed to assist individual learning styles to achieve success.

Our team seeks to enhance the quality of life of individuals with special needs and their families by:

  • Promoting their independence, productivity, empowerment and social participation within the community.
  • Offering high quality, effective community-based programs and social support services to individuals and their families.
  • Encouraging awareness of special needs through training and education.
  • Providing inter-disciplinary training, technical assistance and sharing relevant information to meet the goals above.

At DCSN we are a community of friends and commit to provide each student the key to a positive life, lighting the path to a brighter future.

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If you would to like discuss CSR with us please contact pr@dcsneeds.com to arrange a time to come in and visit us. Click here to see a list of our supporters.

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Dubai Center Souq

Dubai Center Souq is a thrift shop that has been established since 1991 to support the students of the Dubai Center for Special Needs. At Dubai Center Souq, we are selling new or gently used clothing, books, toys, baby items and household appliances for nominal prices.

The opening hours of the Dubai Center Souq are:
Opening Hours: Saturday – Thursday, from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
50% discount on every FIRST Friday of each month, from 9:00am to 1:30pm

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We, as parents of a beautiful down syndrome boy, had concerns to send him to a special need school. We were worried that our son would not develop as he should in society, yet we took the leap and enrolled him in DCSN. This was surely one of the best decisions we could have made for Ethan.
The small groups and one on one interaction was exactly what he needed to make his smile grow into sunshine! He made friends and found a place with positive environment that helped him gain confidence. From amazing stage productions, sport events to horse riding therapy, Speech and OT, just to mention a few, he just loves it all! We are proud parents that see a very big difference in our son. His life skills increased immensely. DCSN goes all the way to bring the best out of every individual person and makes them feel important and accepted.

- Talita Prinsloo (Ethan’s mom) -
Dubai Centre For Special needs has always blew us away with their amazing performance at taking care of our children.
The level of education is actually outstanding. The principle and her team have always been so supportive and caring. With the current situation (Covid-19), I am so much amazed by the outcome of the centre. Our kids are still getting the education and the support as always.  I can’t thank them enough for their amazing hard work.

- Asma Salem Almaqbali (Naama’s mom) -
As we are approaching the end of 2019-2020 academic year, I would like to express my sincere thanks to you especially and the DCSN team for all the efforts placed to give the DCSN angels the best you can during this surreal and extremely challenging times!
Despite the sudden change and the new tools for all, I saw you and the team trying each possible way to deliver the best you can to the kids. I appreciate the efforts you and the team are placing to offset the gaps in the remote education process to the best you can. Your keen push to give more in the group sessions, offering 1:1 sessions and sharing educational materials gave me a big boost of energy to engage in the education process in a way I've never thought possible 3 months back...Also please pass my thanks to the other 2 stars (Gope and Aurora)? Hope September comes and things are back to normal.

- Abduljabbar Zuhd -
I am Mrs Binu Innesent, mother of 16-year-old Sonia Innesent a student of DCSN since the past nine years. My daughter had considerable physical, mental and behavioural challenges when she first joined the centre. However, with time, proper training and therapies provided by the DCSN professionals, she has shown immense improvement.
In short, DCSN can be described as a team of dedicated professionals under great leadership in a friendly and welcoming environment. The central positive aspect of DCSN is transparency in the working of the system. Not only do the students receive tailored academic and therapeutic training, but they are also trained to live comfortably and independently in society. Also, the centre welcomes parent's participation and encourages inputs for improvement. Despite the distressful conditions of the pandemic, the centre ensures that all the students receive regular online classes and therapy sessions. We are grateful to all the staff and management of DCSN. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank for all the support DCSN has extended to us. Thank you for time and patience.

- Binu Innesent -
The Dubai Center for Special Needs (DCSN) aims to foster the best development in every single student and is able to successfully tailor its attention to the individual by working in small groups.
We've always been very positive about the center's range of professional staff and the fantastic facilities, a green oasis of peace and tranquility in the midst of a bustling city. We've been particularly impressed by the school and staff's ability to adapt and quickly implement a distance learning system at the start of the 2020 pandemic. It has provided an opportunity for parents and teachers to work more closely together on their child's education and development and we think it's worked remarkably well.Our son Martin has been a student of DCSN since 2013.

- Arjen & Michelle Jaeger -

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