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NECC Abu Dhabi

School name NECC Abu Dhabi
Type of institute school
Curriculum or Student Nationality Special Needs
Qualifications or Courses Special Needs
Head of school Dr Dan Gould (Clinical Director)
Executive body or owner Abu Dhabi Education Council
Date founded December 2007
Number of students (approx) 36
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map location map
Postal address PO Box 112923, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone +971-2-6429550
Fax +971-2-6429610
Email info@neccuae.org
Website www.neccabudhabi.org
School fees structure
Teacher salary range see general comments
Student satisfaction rating
5 stars from 8 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
2.5 stars from 3 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
3.5 stars from 4 votes.    

NECC Abu Dhabi admissions, reviews, notes

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The New England Center for Children Abu Dhabi (NECC Abu Dhabi) fees and general information
  • Fees information not supplied. Please send fee structure to education@dubaifaqs.com.
  • Admissions for children diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum - include diagnostic report copy with application. Email admissions@neccuae.org for more information or to apply.
  • Preschool for children 3 to 6 years old, elementary for children 7 to 9 years of age.
  • Priority given to UAE Nationals.
Programs and services available at NECC Abu Dhabi
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for children with autism. Instruction from 0800-1400 Sun-Thu, one-to-one, in Arabic and English.
  • Group instruction also available.
  • Transition and Integration Program for children to be able to integrate within a regular school environment.
  • Training and consultation services for parents and teachers involved with children with autism.
26 August 2010
  • NECC Abu Dhabi website at www.neccabudhabi.org, not www.neccabudhabi.com (which is spam).
  • Website for NECC in Boston, USA, is www.necc.org, not www.necc.com, which is unrelated.
  • Domain www.neccuae.org forwards to www.necc.org.
21 December 2009
07 January 2009
  • The new Abu Dhabi autism center, more correctly known as "The New England Centre for Children Abu Dhabi" (NECCAD) or (NECC-AD) officially opened in January 2009 but had been in operation for about a year before that (Gulf News report).
  • No telephone contact found but try the Health Authority Abu Dhabi tel +971-2-4193316 and fax +971-2-4490556
  • The New England Center for Children (NECC) autism school in Massachusetts signed a an agreement with The Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD) in June 2007 to establish the Abu Dhabi autism school for children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
  • First class, open 07 December 2007, was a group of 6 pre-school Emiratis children ages 3-6. Further groups will be added up to a capacity of 48 children in 8 classrooms eventually (current premises limited to 36 children).
  • The autism center is limited to Emiratis students at present but hope to accept non-UAE nationals in the future.
  • Eight staff from the NECC Massachusetts travelled to Abu Dhabi to start the new school in December 2007.
  • Instruction is in Arabic and English using the Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia (ACE).
  • No website found but www.neccad.ae appears to be registered to the NECC Abu Dhabi. The site www.necc.ae is for an unrelated company.
  • No email contact found but you could try dgould@necc.org for the director, Dr Daniel Gould.
  • NECC AD appears to be unrelated to the Abu Dhabi Center for Autism

Schools in the same area as NECC Abu Dhabi

School name Founded   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School fees Reviews
Al Falah School Abu Dhabi      +971-2-6427880   K-10  Arabic, UAE, UK   
Emirates Autism Center   April 2008   +971-2-6427557     Special Needs 42,000   
Emirates National School Abu Dhabi   September 2002   +971-2-6425993   K-12  Arabic, UK, US IBMYP, IBPYP, IB, AP 22,240-55,920  ENSAD reviews 
Giggles English School   January 1984   +971-2-6420255   primary  Arabic, Indian, UK   
Happy Student School Abu Dhabi      +971-2-6425171   primary  Arabic   
Iranian School Abu Dhabi   1971   +971-2-6422183   K-12  Iranian 2,900-3,100   
Leens School and Kindergarten      +971-2-6428811   primary  Indian CBSE, KG-G6 4,140   
Our Own English High School Abu Dhabi   1990   +971-2-6425990   K-10  Indian CBSE 3,300-6,700  OOEHSAD reviews 
Polaris Private Academy   September 2011   +971-2-6425117   K-12  Arabic, UAE MOE 9,150-14,500   
Wisdom High School   1988   +971-2-6423910   K-10  Indian CBSE 7,000-11,000  WHS reviews 


Last update 26 August 2010
General comments - might not apply to NECC Abu Dhabi
  • Many popular schools are full for 2018-2019. New schools in Abu Dhabi might have places.
  • Allow extra for books, extra-curricular activities, uniforms, trips, etc if not included in school fees.
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