The day of RACE FOR GIFT.

Sunday was a truly amazing day, the day of RACE FOR GIFT. A few hundred participants, all there to support their favourite NGO, arrived early on Sunday morning, in great spirits despite a threatening sky. There was excitement in the air and a group warm-up boosted by good music, and a rather dishy Mr Suisse Romande only [...]

June 1st, 2016|article, Event|0 Comments

What we do at ASK’s Social Skills Group

Here at ASK-All Special Kids, we are all too aware that many children with learning differences and special educational needs often miss out on a rich and rewarding social life as interaction with their peers can be challenging.  Some of our children just find it hard to mix in with others and to learn the [...]

January 25th, 2016|article, ASK Programme|0 Comments

ASK Summer Camp Volunteer’s View

Monday, 20 July 2015. On the first day of the summer camp, I missed the train I was supposed to catch so I was 20 minutes late. This was not too bad because I got there at 8:30 and the children arrived at 9:00, although I still felt stressed because I wanted to make a [...]

November 30th, 2015|article, ASK Programme, Volunteers|0 Comments

Welcome to Holland

“Welcome to Holland” by Emily Perl Kingsley I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability — to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It’s like this… When you’re going to have a baby, it’s [...]

May 2nd, 2015|article|0 Comments

To Label or not to Label? That is the Question.

I think something’s going wrong in the classroom; my child isn’t learning as quickly as everyone else – is there a problem? Should I get them checked out? Early identification of learning differences can be hugely advantageous but needs to be individualised.  A diagnosis or a label is only useful if it adds clarity to [...]

March 12th, 2015|article|0 Comments