Special Education

Working with children with disabilities

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Project Profile

  • Field: Youth & Development, Social Work
  • Type: Internship
  • Minimum stay: 4 weeks
  • Working hours: You will work from Monday to Friday from 8am until 1/2pm
  • Spanish: Verbally fluent
  • Donation: $50 once
Special Education

Project description

The Special Education project is a school for children with disabilities. The main goal of this project is to improve the children's autonomy and functional capabilities to make them happier and more independent!

The Special Education Centre has around 58 Children. Besides these children, they take care of more than 35 children outside the centre, who live in other institutions.

3 professionals are focused on the education of the children outside of the centre. Within the centre, more than 11 professionals take care of and educate the children with disabilities. The team of professionals consists of teachers, therapists, physicians, language specialists, nutritionists, and doctors.

Good to know

Experience in a classroom setting will give you more freedom to do activities.

Project is closed during school holidays: January & February July 26th - August 15th

Be patient, proactive, and take initiative!

Special Education


  • Take care of the children
  • Shadow the specialists: Teachers, Therapists, Physicians, Language specialists, Nutritionists
  • Assist and support specialists
  • Organize and support daily activities
  • Activities related to special diets and alimentations
  • Activities related to the healthcare of the children
  • Physical and functional activities
  • Special learning sessions, for example, practicing speaking
  • Activities for fun!