SEND Web Links

Please note that these links were correct at the time of publication. The list is offered as a support to parents, not as a recommendation by the school.

Links addressing special needs issues in general and early intervention

Parenting websites (parents for children typically developing and children with special needs)

Behavioural, Social, and Emotional Needs 

(Examples-depression, eating disorders, ADD, ADHD, Tourette’s Syndromes, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)-easily annoyed and deliberately annoying to other people, mental health difficulties)

Associations-Behavioural, Social, and Emotional Needs

Down Syndrome – Dubai/UAE association/186660611375957

All 4 Down syndrome Dubai -

UAE Down syndrome Association -

Sensory and Physical Needs  

(Examples-blind, partial sight, deaf, partial hearing, Conductive Deafness, Glue Ear, Sensori-neural Deafness, deaf and blind, cerebral palsy)

Associations-Sensory and Physical Needs

  • Cerebral palsy

Medical Conditions or Health Related Disability

(Examples-asthma, diabetes, allergies, epilepsy, cancer)


Associations-Medical Conditions or Health Related Disability

Communication and Interaction Needs

(Examples- Speech impediment, Stuttering, Stammering, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Asperger Syndrome, Semantic Pragmatic Disorder, Persuasive Language Disorder)

Associations-communication and Interaction Needs

Learning Difficulties

(Examples-Specific Learning Difficulty, General Learning Difficulty, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty (PMLD), Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)-check, Dyscalculia (developmental lag in acquisition of numerical skills), Dyslexia, Dyspraxia (Development Coordination Disorder (DCD), Dysgraphia (handwriting difficulties), Non-verbal Learning Disorders (NVLD), Right-Hemisphere Learning Disorders


Gifted and Talented

(Examples-outstanding ability or aptitude in one or more areas of creative or academic achievement—poetry, drawing, sport, or drama)

Associations-Gifted and Talented


(Examples-permanent or temporary condition resulting from illness or congenital disorder)

Gulf Disability Society -

Dubai Center for Special Needs -