The education of persons living with disability is an essential programme of the Inara Foundation. Centre for Children with Special Needs, Abuja is a learning support service and resource centre for children and young adults with Special Educational Needs (SEN). The Centre provides quality educational and support services to children and families of children with special needs with the sole aim of maximizing their potentials regardless of the degree of disability.

We support children with

  • Cerebral Palsy.
  • Down Syndrome.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Learning disabilities and other related developmental disabilities.
  • Our Services for Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)

  • Early Intervention Services
  • The early intervention program provide stimulatory learning environment in the least restricted environment. Programmes are developmentally appropriate and consider the whole child development. The activities include talking and reading aloud to the student, giving a body massage, bringing in objects the student does not normally have around, such as sand and sea shells.

  • Pre-School Program
  • The pre-school program gives students a positive, secure and flexible environment, whenever the child has a chance to learn according to their own skills and developmental level. The children work in one-to-one sessions with the adults, small group work sessions, and independent work sessions. Communication and social skills is a significant aspect of what we do and is emphasized during the programme.

  • School Program
  • This is a centre-based programme for school age children with special needs; the unit provides a structured educational programme on a daily basis. The centre draws up an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) to meet the needs of each learner such as communication, functional academics, daily living skills etc.

  • Young Adults Program
  • This unit helps the adolescent and young adults to acquire vocational skills for survival and independent living. The programmes in this unit include Information Technology (using computers), Gardening, Sewing, Pottery, Home economics and Jewelry making.

  • Physiotherapy
  • This unit provides support to students to develop their physical and motor skills to the maximum level. The unit focuses mainly on a student’s ability to act independently as much as possible and maintain the right positions and change the wrong ones.