All 4 Downs
Our aim is to support families, create awareness among the general public and in schools, bring expertise from abroad with the aim of training professionals and parents to an international standard for special needs, thereby creating the same opportunities for our children in the UAE.
The majority of our members are parents of children/adults with Down Syndrome. Other members comprise of professionals from the Medical and Educational sectors, and volunteers. We currently have over 100 members from 25 different nationalities. For more information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Al Noor Training Centre
Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs opened its doors to Dubai on November 21st, 1981, starting with only eight children. Currently, the Centre serves over 260 children in its purpose-built facility in Al Barsha.
The Centre serves children with special needs from different nationalities and can accommodate up to 300 children in the new facility. Volunteers are a valuable asset to the Centre, serving as ambassadors of the cause for special needs in general and Al Noor in particular.
Dubai Centre for Special Needs
We are a non-profit organisation, dedicated to providing special education, therapeutic services and vocational training. The Center is always working hard towards a brighter future for individuals with special needs. However, all of our work is meaningless without your help. The Center is a charitable non-profit organization that depends on caring, generous individuals and companies throughout the community for support of all kinds.
The Center generously accepts donations of funds; equipment and services; help with fund raising activities; volunteers at classrooms and many of our students need sponsorship. Reach out and help. Join us in our mission towards creating a better tomorrow... Alone we can do so little but together we can do so much! Your donation of good quality, gently-used clothing, toys and household items is needed. Drop off at our Centre, located on the SZR just before Safa Park.
Special Needs Future Development Centre (SNF)
The aim of the Center is to provide holistic support to young adults with special needs through personalized and professional care.
We strive to create a support network for families of children with special needs by offering psychological, emotional, social, educational and vocational guidance to their children, thereby ensuring that they achieve their full potential physically and mentally, and also easing their integration into the larger community.
The Center welcomes students aged 14 and above from a number of multi-national backgrounds. We have a wide range of special needs training programmes, including behaviour modification, speech therapy, special education, reading and writing, art and computer and recreational activities.
Dubai Autism Center
DAC is a local non-profit organization. We have a school for 43 children and young adults with Autism, parent support groups and community education programs.
We currently have 80+ children on our waiting list. 70% of the centers running costs are covered through fundraising.
Our Mission is to successfully integrate children with Autism into the community through our holistic approach to intervention and therapies, together with our focused efforts to create social awareness about Autism. Volunteers and support welcome!
Riding for the Disabled Association
RDAD's programme utilises the horse to achieve a variety of therapeutic goals, thereby allowing our students, with special needs, to further develop their physical, cognitive and emotional abilities. This means we can encourage our riders to achieve more than they ever thought possible, allowing us to focus on ABILITY and not disability.
RDAD is a not for profit organisation and relies totally on assistance from individuals and organisations to keep the programme running. You can support us by promoting awareness of our programme, or just by coming along and volunteering. RDAD volunteers assist during our riding sessions by either leading the horses or side walking to provide help and support to the students. We have both morning lessons at 9am & 10am as well as afternoon sessions at 4pm and 5pm on various days.
Volunteer in Dubai
Volunteer in Dubai was founded in mid 2008 with the purpose of bringing together any charity, organization or cause with residents that are eager to volunteer their time and give back to the community.
Volunteer in Dubai is here to connect the residents with the charities and non-profit organizations that need help the most. Volunteer in Dubai works with several charities to support a variety of different causes and events in the city.
Sign in online and you will get instant information about diverse ways in which you can volunteer, be it through donating a few hours of your time or through a specific skill you have to offer.
Gulf for Good
We organise exciting adventure challenges around the world inspiring people to do something unusual.
Participants raise funds, which are then donated to handpicked charities in the region where the challenge is held. Gulf for Good's aim is to help people in the Gulf to challenge themselves whilst having fun to help others.
Money raised through each challenge is spent on worthwhile child-related projects in the area in which the challenge takes place. Our policy is not simply to hand out money, but rather to identify important and well thought-out projects that will use the funds wisely. Where necessary, we work closely with other charities to ensure that.
Dubai Foundation For Women & Children