How we help

ASK is dedicated to offering a range of programmes and services to support children with learning differences and special educational needs. Our programmes are driven by the needs of parents, their children and the professionals in the field. If we do not have what you need, let us know. There may be others who share your needs and ASK may still be able to help.
Some ASK programmes are tailored to the specific needs of the participants and can only take place if there is sufficient demand. If a programme you are interested in is not currently running, join our waiting list and we will let you know when there are enough participants for it to go forward.

ASK CARE – Support for parents

ASK believes that parents often find their greatest support in other parents who are in a similar situation. Sharing and learning from each other empowers parents. The unique aspect of ASK support is that it involves a parent helping another parent. CARE program volunteers are mostly parents of children with various types of special needs, who are supportive in an effective manner, know the many resources in the community and are fully prepared to serve you in the best possible way we can. We live your challenges, share your joys and your worries. We find great delight in small gains and recognize that what we see as great strides are not always seen by the world in which we live.

ASK provides independent assessment services with well known and highly qualified educational psychologists and specialists in their specific fields. Our goal is to provide a quality assessment to children and save time and travel expenses for the parents and most importantly to afford the children to be assessed in his or her home ground avoiding the stress of traveling abroad for assessment.

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ASK strives to empower parents to face the daily challenge of helping their children find success within the family, school, and community. Parent consultation offers resource information on schools and special programs, referrals to local doctors and therapists, information on available support services, and recreation activities, which meet the individual needs of the child.

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Parents often find their greatest support in other parents who are in a similar situation. We believe that parents become empowered by sharing and learning from each other. Join us at our Monthly Parents Support Meetings in Geneva or Zurich.

ASK Parent Workshops bring parents together to learn from a local professional.

For children & young adults

The ACCESS Program is designed to teach life long learning beyond the classroom, to meet the needs of young adults from 18 years and up, diagnosed with learning, intellectual, and developmental difficulties. The program is available in full and part-time options.

ASK is launching a new social group called Cafe Society for young adults who would like to meet and socialise with peers in a safe environment as well as practice various social skills and learn life skills that are necessary to lead successful, independent lives and be confident in a wide range of social situations.

Our  Inclusive Bilingual Day Camps are dedicated to offering a special haven for children aged 5 to 19, who have special needs and specific learning differences. At ASK camps, all participants are encouraged to be themselves without the daily pressure and restrictions of a typical school environment.

Friendship Group is a new social group for younger children between the ages of 5 and 8, with the aim to offering weekly structured activities in a fun group environment using play and sensory therapy, and visual support for thematic workshops, to stimulate and to inspire your child’s imagination while learning social skills

ASK monthly Kids and Teens social was developed to offer opportunities for special needs children between the ages of 5 and 16 to practice appropriate social skills.
This programme is dependant upon having sufficient demand. Join our list of people interested in this programme.

Social Skills Group is an inclusive after school program designed to help children and adolescents develop the skills to improve their ability to relate to others.

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. All of our programs for children and teens are developed from the needs of our member families and run according to demand. If we don’t have what you are looking for, let us know. There may be others looking for similar services and a program could be created in Geneva and Zurich.



For professionals

There are many people who influence a child’s education and development.

One of the major goals of ASK-All Special Kids is to foster co-operation between parents, schools, and related professionals in developing a mutual understanding of learning differences and the importance of learning support provision for the benefit of all children with special educational needs.

Each fall ASK organizes a conference and workshops targeted to help you navigate the Swiss educational system across the private and public sectors, as well as provide the information for you to support your child with learning differences and Special Educational Needs.

ASK organizes educational seminars and lectures with highly respected specialists in the field of special educational needs (SEN). These seminars have attracted teachers throughout Europe.