Who we are
ASK – All Special Kids is a one-stop resource for parents, schools and specialists, helping to support children with learning differences and special educational needs in Switzerland. Unlike other organisations focused on a single type of profile or disorder, our inclusive, all-encompassing approach aims to give all children the opportunity to reach their full potential.
We’ve made it our mission to:
- support families of children with learning differences and special educational needs
- raise both public and professional awareness of Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) and the need for early detection, proper diagnosis, appropriate recommendations and specialist support
- increase parental and professional awareness of services within the community
- bridge the gap between parents, educators and specialists, finding the best solution for each child – both academically and socially
A non-profit organisation, ASK was formed over 10 years ago to assist anglophones in Geneva, responding directly to parent need. Since then we have grown, opening a chapter in Zurich, as well as becoming a truly multicultural and multilingual resource. We now have French, German, Italian and Spanish speakers on hand to help too.
We provide a welcoming, caring, nurturing environment, whether you’ve just arrived in Switzerland or have lived here all your life. Our work is guided by the following four core values: C.A.R.E: Community – Assistance – Resource – Enrichment
ASK is dedicated to offering a range of programmes and services to fulfil these core values, driven by the needs of parents, their children and professionals. These currently include Annual Bilingual Conference (previously called Information Day), Weekly Homework Club and Social Skills Group, Friendship Circle, social skills group specifically for young children with Autism, Café Society, a social group for the young adults, Independent Psycho-educational Assessments, Monthly Parent Support Meetings, Parent Workshops, Annual Seminar Series (professional development courses) and Annual Bilingual Summer Camp.