Hi guys....I am in a similar position. I am due to fly out to work in Dhahran in the near future but my 6 y.o. son has been rejected from admission to the Saudi Aramco schools due to autism, although it is only mild. Any advice is appreciated as to what other options there are, if any. Thanks very much, Paul
Hi, I am in a similar position, my daughter was diagnosed with ASD. is there any social school that I can enroll my daughter in? we are suppose to be in Dhahran next year (she will be 5 years old), but I am preparing from now.
I heard that Dhahran Academy has has some kind of spacial education , any advice? she is 5 years old
FWIW, some years ago there was an elementary school teacher in Dhahran who's child had special needs. She decided to host a program in her home for kids with similar needs and hired a recent empty nester to teach the class as her work schedule would not permit her to teach it herself.
Post by fromBrattoexpat2014 on Oct 10, 2014 14:32:10 GMT
I am afraid I am in a very similar position to several people who have posted here. I have a son who has autism, and who I'm sure will get rejected by the Aramco school. How equipped is the special needs school in Dhahran for children on the Autism spectrum? Are there other options for parents in my position?
Have just began working for Aramco in Khobar and am due to relocate to Ras Tanura. I am presently on Bachelor but would definitely convert to Family if appropriate schooling could be found here in the Eastern Province. Any info. on this subject would be of interest to me.
I see many references on this site concerning the existence of special needs schools in Bharain. I fail to understand the relevance of this if one is living and working for Aramco in DH, RT or the greater Khobar area. People like myself require a special needs school/s in these areas, with schooling in the English language and within commuting distance; otherwise the whole concept fails.
I await to hear from others in the same predicament. You may reply through this forum or better yet to my personal e=mail: [email protected]
Post by GroveWanderer on Nov 30, 2014 11:10:32 GMT
"I see many references on this site concerning the existence of special needs schools in Bharain. I fail to understand the relevance of this if one is living and working for Aramco in DH, RT or the greater Khobar area."
Well one thing that springs to mind is that some people in the past (and some probably still now) have chosen to live in Bahrain because they think it's better for them and/or their families. I can't say that I'd fancy the commute myself but I have known people who have done it. And that includes at least one person who was working in RT.
I know two families who commute their special needs children to Bahrain each school day. Bahrain is where they found the school needed for their children. Easy, no, but necessary for them and their child.