April is World Autism Month

Deborah Schneider wrote about the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) a naturalistic intervention that is delivered in the child’s day-to-day environment, typically at home or in a daycare or preschool setting, and involves intensive, individualized intervention focusing on social communication, language, and cognitive development. The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) is a comprehensive, evidence-based program of intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that combines the principles of positive behavioural support with play- and relationship-based approaches to promoting language development, social skills, positive behaviour, adaptive functioning, and independence.

New Connect Club for Teenagers

ASK is delighted to announce a new club for teenagers, who would like to meet others with similar interests and perspectives on school life. The club aims to provide teenagers with time to explore psychoeducational topics such as anxiety in the school environment, learn strategies to improve organisational skills, develop friendships, and build effective ways to self-advocate. The club will be facilitated by our ASK team and will include a combination workshops and community opportunities to develop skills (e.g., going bowling, mini golf, visiting museums). All outings will be agreed and planned by the group. The sessions will run on Friday afternoons 16:00-18:00, starting May 4th. Please register your interest at info@allspecialkids.org

We are delighted to have Smartfit join us again this year for our Summer camp.

Looking forward to using their new digital equipment designed to support cognitive development.

Wellbeing Alliance


Useful Information

Arriving in a new country can be complicated when it comes to understanding the local official institutions. ASK has prepared three useful information documents which cover: the School System, the Disability Insurance and the Health System in Switzerland, specifically in Geneva. The information provided is not exhaustive, but it does give some of the essentials for families arriving in Geneva with a child with special needs.


Our team recommends


E-Kip (FR) – An educational computer center that supports implementation of computer tools for students and adults with dys and other disabilities. Advice and training for families and professionals.

SENIA Switzerland provides support & practical information for our community of parents, educators & professionals, who advocate for children and young adults with special educational needs.

Upcoming courses and workshops:

Coherence Meditations | Last Wednesday of the month| FREE

Parenting from the Sage Perspective Workshop | April 15th

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