The school accepts many types of special needs children. More students are enrolling each term as local parents, pediatricians, and de la Familia (DLF) social services learn that the School provides special education. In fact, it is the only school at Lakeside with comprehensive programs to help students with physical and learning problems.
Students range in age from 40 days old to 18 years of age. Afternoon workshops accept students up to 22 years of age. For educational purposes, the students are divided into seven groups according to their age and handicap. These include Downs Syndrome, West Syndrome, deafness, blindness, cerebral palsy, mental disability, autism, and neuromotor disorders.
Teachers and staff at the school are paid by the Jalisco Department of Education and the Federal Government, including a director, all classroom teachers, a communication teacher, a psychologist, a social worker, a nanny, and a secretary.
Our team of experienced educators is passionate about helping students succeed. We have a diverse group of teachers, administrators, and support staff who are committed to providing our students with the best possible education.
The School for Special Children is a non-profit group in partnership with the Jalisco Government. Your donations pay for an Audiology Technician, a groundskeeper/gardener, an accounts administrator, and cooks.
Cooperation with other local charities provides added support. Currently, the school is working with Niños Incapacitados to provide medical support for several children at the school and the local Shriner’s group to send students with burn or orthopedic problems to the Shriner’s Hospital in Mexico City for treatment.
Your donations contribute to the required maintenance of the school facilities, as well as school materials and special equipment, such as hearing aids, braces, and wheelchairs.