Special Needs Associations in Zürich

Information about the organisations for children with special needs in Zürich...

ASK -All Special Kids: ASK is a Geneva-based network for families with special-needs children. It can provide information relating to special-needs issues and assistance to newcomers. Monthly support meetings are organised in Berne, Geneva and Vaud and thematic workshops for parenting a special-needs child are hosted. The group focusses on helping anglophone families but can also help families of other nationalities.

Associations for parents and children with ADHD (Psycho-Organisches Syndrom - POS, and Aufmerksamkeits-Defizit-Hyperaktivitäts-Störung - ADHS) can be found throughout Switzerland. They can provide information and support to parents of children with hyperactivity or attention deficit disorder and can help to find appropriate therapies and treatments.

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Elpos Zürich: A support group for parents of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

  • Elpos Zürich (in German)
    At: Hellen-Kellerstrasse 55, 8051 Zürich
    Tel: 044 321 10 82

IG-ADS: An association providing support and advice to adults with ADHD. Discussion groups, workshops and consultations are organised regularly.

  • IG-ADS
    : 034 424 03 46
    Open: Monday 10:30-11:30 and Thursday 19:30-20:30

Autism Suisse: A Swiss association for parents of autistic children.

  • Autism Suisse (in French, German and Italian)
    At: 91 rue de Lausanne, 1700 Fribourg
    Tel: 026 321 36 11

Insieme: An association of parents and friends of the mentally disabled.

  • Insieme Schweiz (in French and German)
    At: Aarbergergasse 33, Postfach 6819, 3001 Berne
    Tel: 031 300 50 20
    Fax: 031 300 50 21

Hilfe für hirnverletzte Kinder: An association for families with children suffering from brain damage or illnesses. It assists members with accomplishing everyday tasks with their children, finding assistance and support groups, and also organises family outings and days out for children.

Sports Associations

Plusport: This umbrella organisation for disabled sports in Switzerland offers a variety of sports for the disabled and children are welcome. Their aim is to promote the integration of those with disabilities through sports activities. The website has information on sports clubs in Switzerland, sports events for the disabled and sports camps.

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