Welcome to ADHD - ASC - Dyslexia Family Resources Belgium
Our mission is to provide a network of support, evidence-based information and resources for the English-speaking families affected by Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) and related conditions in Belgium, as well as for their teachers and other professionals who work with them. By doing this, we hope that we can spread awareness about AD'HD and the related conditions that often coexist with it, such as Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, Asperger's Syndrome (AS), etc. so that the children and adolescents who suffer from this chronic condition will have the opportunity to achieve to their full potential at school and live balanced and productive lives as adults.
We also hope that our efforts will do much to reduce the stigma surrounding AD/HD that still exists today - mainly because of media misinformation - , which is something that has a significant effect on the number of children and adolescents who remain undiagnosed and untreated.
We hope that you will take the time to look carefully at the information on this website and let others know where they can find authentic evidence-based information and resources about this misunderstood and much maligned disorder, which is unfortunately very real and can ruin lives when no effort is made to detect and treat it.
|Date||September 05 2016|
Our Visit to the Academy of Collaborative Education of Brussels
A delegation from our organization recently visited ACE of Brussels, the new school (2 ½ to 14 years) that is now accepting pupils for the 2016/17 school year.
We welcome this school as it is unique both for its educational philosophy and its very competitive tuition fees, the former providing a project based learning environment to suit pupils of all abilities and the latter including a reduced fee option for families in need as well as a lower regular fee for all students.
While the school will not cater specifically for Special Needs, it welcomes children with ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, etc. The learning environment is structured so that exceptionally bright and gifted students can flourish as well as those with different learning styles. In fact, project based learning (academic and personal excellence through learning, discovery, questioning and creativity) makes pupils more motivated as they are given more choice and control over their own learning outcomes. The school offers a choice of inspiring curricula for all strengths, interests and goals.
There is a Learning Support room in a quiet area upstairs, which will be manned by well-qualified support teachers and coaches, and a Speech & Language and Occupational therapist complete the staff roll. English as a Second Language will be provided as needed for children whose mother tongue is not English.
The tuition fees can be found on the school website, www.aceofbrussels.com, suffice to say there is a multi-tiered fee structure, which is designed to appeal to many different budgets, and the full corporate paid fees are some of the lowest around.
The school building is also unique, set in lush gardens to the front with a large green area to the rear and located in the green belt on the borders of Auderghem and Woluwe Saint Pierre, it stands majestically in its very well maintained grounds. The interior more than lives up to the promise of the exterior; this is an old house with marbled floors and period features, high ceilings and welcoming décor, with the added modern comfort of a lift (elevator). We imagine that pupils will feel at home and special in these surroundings. The classrooms are roomy with plenty of natural light, pleasing wood features and great views of gardens. Right at the top of the house is the Art Room, a sunny space with both windows and skylights to bring in even more natural light, great for budding artists.
All in all, our expectations were surpassed and we left ACE in the knowledge that a school that has the potential to bring out the very best in all its students had just opened its doors to some very lucky pupils who we expect to thrive and be the trail-bearers for future pupils; on another note, it is refreshing to see a school that is able to offer exceptional services at a much lower cost.
Contact School Principal: Jackie Daire: email@example.com / Tel: +32 (0) 2 420-0204
Web: www.aceofbrussels.com; Address: Drève du Prieuré 19 1160 Auderghem/Brussels
|Time||08:30 - 16:00|