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ABA Center for Special Needs RAK reviews

Postby shawarma » 06 May 2009, 01:52

ABA Special Needs Center RAK - add information, comments, reviews, updates, here. Some questions ...

  • Description of school location:
  • Principal / Headteacher name: Asha Susan? Mrs Agneiska Rudnicka? Someone else?
  • Executive Body/Owner:
  • School is profit making or non-profit: Website says private non-profit institute
  • Date school was founded: 2007?
  • Number of students (approx):
  • Nationality of most students, or nationality breakdown:
  • Number of teaching staff (approx):
  • Nationality of most teaching staff, or nationality breakdown:
  • Range of students: K-12? Maybe older for support services?
  • Annual fees (and what is included / excluded):
  • Teacher salary range per month (and details of package - accommodation, flights, medical):
  • Any other comments which would be helpful for students, teachers, and/or parents:
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Re: ABA Center for Special Needs RAK

Postby FindTheTruth » 02 Jun 2009, 20:26

School Name: ABA Center for Special Needs
Emirate / City / Town: Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Description of school location: Next to old Ittihad University campus in Ras Al Khaimah
Principal / Headteacher name: Not Applicable
Executive Body/Owner: Owner: Mr. Mohan (Indian Businessman) Managed by Asha Susan (Indian) intended for expatriate or English speaking children on the spectrum & cerebral pulsey.
School is private, embassy/consulate run, or government (UAE): Privately owned
School is profit making or non-profit: Non-Profit
Date school was founded (or expected to open for new schools): January 1, 2008 Opened and officially CLOSED down on March 26, 2009 due to financial reasons (Economic Crisis?).
Dates and details of major refurbishments, or relocation (past or future dates): Small Villa, limited facilities, desperate for donations, toys, and tools to use in classroom sessions
School is single or split shift (if split shift state timings for girls and boys): Single Shift, Extra Support Hours after 1:30pm at around 150dh per hour
School day start and finish times for students (both shifts if applicable): 8:30am-1:30pm with one small bus for transportation.
Number of students (approx): 12 and growing
Girls school, boys school, or mixed: Mixed boys & girls between ages of 3-9
Nationality of most students, or nationality breakdown: Indian, Sudanese, Pakistani, expatriate mix
Number of teaching staff (approx): 4-6 English speaking curriculum
Nationality of most teaching staff, or nationality breakdown: Filipino, Pakistani, Indian
Range of students (nursery / primary / secondary / K-10 / K-12 / other): Nusery-Primary
Postal Address / PO Box: N/A
Telephone: 07 2365542 050 9516600
Fax: 07 2365057
Email: abaneeds@eim.ae or kmn1017@eim.ae
Website (preferably an English version if available): www.abacenter.org
Curriculum (US / UK / Indian / Special Needs / etc): Applied Behavioral Analysis or ABA
Qualifications offered (IB / A-level / Advanced Placement AP / IGCSE / GCSE / O-level / CBSE / IBMYP / IBPYP / NC / etc): N/A
How much are the annual fees (and what is included / excluded - tuition, sports, transport, uniforms, extra-curricular activities): AED 12,000
Breakdown of fees by grade if possible: N/A
Teacher salary range per month (and details of package - accommodation, flights, medical): AED 2,800-3,500 (limited benefits) for full time speech & occupational therapists
Any other comments which would be helpful for students, teachers, and/or parents: This school has closed down due to various financial reasons. Warning: All of the good staff have been terminated and are now working in other emirates. Possible rumours that it will open doors again in September 2009 in Kharran, Ras Al Khaimah in a more spacious villa. Staff apparently not paid for 2-3 months towards end and had problems receiving final salaries before closure. Additional problems with sponsor (the owner) not wanting to give letter of "no objection" for staff to work elsewhere after being terminated leaving them in a legal bind. Most staff are happy to leave the ABA Center behind them due to mistreatment from management.
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Re: ABA Center for Special Needs RAK

Postby Raveen Kanoja » 02 Aug 2009, 12:08

I have a child with autism who was studying in ABA Center Ras al khaimah.I believe my son has improved a lot by the excellent treatment services provided by this school . As a parent i feel that this school is really a blessing for those who searching for special needs services in RAK (except the problems with transportation).Since i moved to dubai couple of months back iam not able to send my child to this school. Iam struggling to get an admission in dubai based special needs schools. I really really wish that government should start more school for children with special needs for an affordable fee.
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Autism schools in Dubai

Postby shawarma » 02 Aug 2009, 12:19

Hello raveen and welcome to the RAK school forums :).

Here's a list of Dubai autism schools that might be of help to you. It should include most of them, and any mainstream schools that accept special needs students.
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