Our Worldwide Mission and Vision

We believe in a world where Special Needs and Disabled children and young people can unlock their potential and achieve through education, technology, creativity and employment.

We will become a global leader by enabling and advancing the lives of Special Needs and Disabled children and young people through the use of digital technology.

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Latest News

These are our latest pieces of news about SpecialKidz and our work.
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Watch now: CALYPSO 2022

Calypso 2022 is a ground-breaking music and arts project designed to unite and empower the Deaf community in Barbados. Multi-faceted & international this project will feature concerts, workshops, music videos and exhibitions

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Watch: Centre for Autism and SpecialKidz Talk with Tim Rossow and Ann Wilson

On March 29th 2022, Clinical psychologist and PhD student Tim Rossow and Autism Diagnostic clinician and a CBT therapist Ann Wilson gave a virtual presentation on mental health and autism, focussing on links to sensory reactivity as well as discussing resources and support.

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Urgent Ukraine Appeal

Support SpecialKidz' urgent appeal for Special Needs Children & Families who are fleeing Ukraine to seek refuge in neighbouring countries

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Our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy

Specialkidz acknowledges it has a responsibility for the safety of children. It also recognises that good safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures are of benefit to everyone involved with Specialkidz’s work, as they can help protect them from erroneous or malicious allegations.

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A Celebration of Professor Harold Silver's Life

His inspiration & innovation were responsible for helping Deafax to be established and subsequently Decibels, AACT, EASiTEC, Deaf Aspirations, Ability2Access, Specialkidz International & GOALS4LIFE.

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OVER 60 YEARS OF COLLABORATION BETWEEN PETER BOOS & KEN CARTER

2020 marked the 60th year of collaboration between Peter Boos and Ken Carter (pictured below), working together to improve the lives of the deaf in Barbados and England.

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The Future of Artificial Intelligence & Special Needs

Artificial Intelligence has incredible potential to revolutionise almost every aspect of our daily lives, ranging from simple decision making to curing diseases, from making predictions to helping to solve global warming. Perhaps most importantly for METEC, it also presents a huge opportunity to support those with disabilities or special needs.

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Celebrating Specialkidz becoming a registered charity

It is with great joy that we are now a registered Charity Commission organisation (No. 1191404)

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Great Sign Language News!

The British School of Amsterdam is introducing Sign Language to children in the Nursery and Reception departments.

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The Maltreatment of Children with Special Needs & Disabilities

Information on the Maltreatment of Children with Special Needs & Disabilities- produced by Professor Harold Johnson - USA

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Notable Research

An outline of our more notable published research, with summaries and information on where to find more

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Realising Technology's Potential in Education

Realising the potential of technology in education: A strategy for education providers and the technology industry - by the Department for Education

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Literacy in the Digital Age – Dr Luis Pereira

A presentation by Dr Luis Pereira about Digital Literacy, entitled "Literacy in the Digital Age: a key point to prepare our children for the future."

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Congratulations Anna!

Anna challenged herself to run a 400 yard "Insane Bolt" to raise funds for Winchester Go LD!

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SpecialKidz supports Anna's 'Insane Bolt' for Winchester Go LD

Anna is challenging herself to run 400 yards for Winchester Go LD because she wants to support the charity

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