Some parents don’t know exactly where to begin so below are some great autism schools in Kenya that offer specialized learning strategies for non-traditional learners.
Autism schools in Kenya [Contacts and location]
Here is a list of autism schools in Kenya you can take your child for academics, social development, and more (to put them on their path to success):
Autism School International (Thika)- one of the best autism international schools in Kenya
Autism School International is a comprehensive special needs training school for kids with autism (and many other learning disabilities).
The aim of this international autism school is to foster independence of these kids through education and nurturing of their diverse talents.
Autism School International contacts and location
Location: Tola, Ngoingwa Estate (Juja sub-county) in Thika, Kiambu County.
Telephone: 0721 282 123
Fairmile School is a reputable special needs program offering academic interventions, paramedical interventions, early developmental interventions, sonrise program, social therapy, horse therapy interventions, and several other extra-curricular activities for children with learning challenges.
Fairmile also runs a sensory integration program for their students as well as children from outside their program.
The school has been operating for 31+ years and runs an additional boarding autism centre in western Kenya.
Fairmile school contacts and location
Location: Waiyaki way, just before Sodom bus stop/station, Nairobi.
Telephone: 0721 699844
Kenya Community Centre for Learning(KCCFL)
KCCFL is a centre that offers customized education to children with special needs in Kenya.
KCCFL programs are holistic and caters to all common learning disabilities -from mild disability to severe and to PMLDS).
Also, there are good facilities here to help your child achieve independence and live a happy life afterward.
Kenya Community Centre for Learning contacts and location
Location: Roysambu, behind T.R.M
Telephone: 0721 324894
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Acorn Special Tutorials
Acorn Special Tutorials provide the following for children with special needs:
- Auditory integration training
- Individualized educational programs
- Early intervention programs
- Academic assessments
- Remedial classes
Your child will also enjoy a plethora of extracurricular activities including gymnastics, music, swimming, dancing, and horse riding.
You can also undergo essential training under their Parents and Care-givers training program.
Acorn Special Tutorials contacts and location
Location: Muhuri Road, Nairobi
Telephone: 0725 959137
Treeside Special School (for the MH)
This is yet another super homely special school (primary and secondary) for children with special needs.
It’s located in a massive compound and has rich individualized educational programs that fit every child’s needs.
Treeside Special School contacts and location
Location: Nairobi West, Nairobi
Telephone: 0724 481606
Website: Check their Facebook page here
One special public primary school worth checking out if your kid is abled differently is the Jacaranda School.
Not only do they take very good care of kids with special needs but they also ensure that your child is exposed to a range of programs and activities to help him/her grow up to be self-reliant.
Jacaranda School contacts and location
Location: Kilimani, Westlands, Nairobi county
Telephone: 0710 492804
Nairobi Early Intervention Centre(NEIC)
Nairobi Early Intervention Centre offers both day and boarding SNE(special needs education) to kids with special needs and has been attracting raving reviews because of the way they handle kids who’re talented differently.
Like the rest, NEIC’s programs are tailored to kids with autism (and down syndrome).
Nairobi Early Intervention Center contacts and location
Location: Amboseli Gardens, Nairobi
Telephone: 0722 987077
Website: Visit their Facebook page here
Kenya Institute of Special Education (kise)
Here you’ll find amazing infrastructure, excellently maintained lawns, respectful staff, and a very friendly environment overall.
If your kid has autism and you are wondering where to begin, go and make an appointment here- they will help you chart the way forward and the guys at KISE are really experienced.
Kenya Institute of Special Education contacts and location
Location: Kasarani, Thika Superhighway(via Exit 8)- they’re just Off Kasarani-Mwiki Road in the area where ICIPE is.
Telephone: 0724 269505
Chatfield Learners Intervention Center
There are some nice programs- vocational, life skills, and more- for every child with Autism here (every kid is helped to learn through their own self experience).
And we also loved the very conducive and warm environment.
For these reasons, we highly recommend Chatfield Learners Intervention Center to any parent or caregiver with a special needs child.
Chatfield Learners Intervention Center contacts and location
Location: Kwa Nyasi Road, Karen-Nairobi
Holmeside is another popular day and boarding school for kids with developmental disorders like Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, etc.
The institution also educates kids with specific learning challenges like Dyslexia and Dyscalculia.
Please note that Holmeside educates children (from Year 1 – Year 11) under the British National Curriculum(BNC).
Holmeside School contacts and location
Location: Dagoretti Road, Nairobi
Telephone: 0715 520598
Website: Visit Holmeside school’s Facebook page here
Other autism schools in Kenya
- The Grangeville School– one of the special International schools in Kenya offering British School Curriculum.
- Circle Academy– the academy provides a lot of support and educational services for both children and parents.
- Bright Hills Special School and Assessment Centre – Bright Hills is located along Muranga Road, Kahawa Sukari-Nairobi. Call 0722 352736 for more details.
- Nyeri Autism and Cerebral-palsy Center– if you’re in Nyeri or its environs, you can check Nyeri autism center. They’re within Eastgate KAG Church (in Nyeri) and you can call them on 0720 294099
Wrapping it up
So these are the best-known autism schools in Kenya if you’re looking for a good school for your child.
Visit them and compare their offers then make a decision.
Oh, and don’t forget to reach out to the Kenya autism society– they have great initiatives dedicated to helping kids living with autism live a better life and they can help unlock a brighter future for your son/daughter.