• Welcome to DDSC

    Dubai Down Syndrome Centre (DDSC) was founded to offer 5-18 year-old Down syndrome students a unique, special, and safe learning environment. We focus on independence, life/social skills, confidence, and self-esteem, and aim to be a place where students can explore, create, and express themselves.
      • Our Vision

        We envision a world in which people with Down syndrome have access to ongoing educational activities that support their personal, social, and emotional development and foster independence and happiness in their lives.

      • Our Mission

        The mission of Dubai Down Syndrome Centre (DDSC) is to serve as a proactive, dynamic, educational support system for Down syndrome students. We strive to assist students in enhancing the quality of their lives, realizing their full potential, and experiencing inclusion in the community

    • Our Educational Philosophy – SUNRISE

      Special: Promote a creative, happy, fun environment inspired by every student’s unique needs, feelings, and wishes.

      Understanding: Focus daily on the importance of socialization, inclusion, and independence of the student, offering activities to support this learning.

      Need: Teachers work as a team, knowing that every day is new and special.

      Rise: Invest in building a more socialized future in which students succeed and are recognized for abilities, not disabilities.

      Inclusiveness: Show respect by recognizing the individual, welcoming diversity, and nurturing choice.

      Social: Provide children a safe, welcoming, warm, hopeful, and empathetic learning environment, and offer parents constant communication and absolute honesty.

      Education: Teach by enhancing and sharing our skills, experiences, knowledge, and wisdom.

    • Our Values

      • Dignity
      • Respect
      • Patience
      • Curiosity
      • Excellence
      • Independence
      • Strength in partnership
      • Continuous drive for improvement
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    • Meet Our Team

      Professionals with Experience and Passion on work with Determined Ones
      • Mrs. Ladimari Toledo Hoeppler, PhD
        Managing Director, Social Skills Development / Independent Living skills
      • Ms. Sasha Marie S. Diosay
        SpEd / Academic Teacher
      • Mr. Blessing Peter Gobvu
        Music Teacher
      • When you focus on someone’s disability you’ll overlook their abilities, beauty and uniqueness. Once you learn to accept and love them for who they are, you subconsciously learn to love yourself unconditionally.

        Matthew D. Campbell
      • Just as when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.

        Cecelia Ahern
      • Having Down syndrome means nothing to me, I’m special like everyone else. I do not let people judge me for having Down syndrome. The important thing is how I feel about myself. On the inside, I feel beautiful.

        Edward Barbanell
      • When you judge someone based on a diagnosis you miss out on their abilities, beauty and uniqueness.

        Sevenly
      • There is no greater disability in society, than the inability to see a person as more.

        Robert M. Hensel
    • Contact Us

      Postal Address and Contact Details
      • Postal Address

        Shorooq Compound, Villa A-03
        Mirdif, Dubai
        UAE

      • Phone & E-mail
      • Business Hours

        Sunday-Thursday
        9.00 am – 5.00 pm
        Friday and Saturday Closed

      • Program

        Mornings: 9:00am – 13:30pm
        Afternoon: 14:00pm – 16:00pm

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