- NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY (NCPWD)
The National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) is a State Corporation mandated to coordinate all issues of Persons with Disabilities in National Development. NCPWD was set up by the Persons with Disabilities Act No 14 of 2003 to coordinate, supervise and the implementation of programs and activities to enhance the participation of Persons with Disabilities in National Development and to protect and promote the rights of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).
The National Development Fund for Persons with Disabilities (NDFPWD) anchored in NCPWD supports the provision of Assistive Devices and Services to Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Kenya to enable these individuals to function in society. The Fund gives priority to those individuals requiring assistance to function in a learning, training or work environment. Applications to the National Development Fund for Persons with Disabilities are open throughout the year.
The National Development Fund aims to eradicate the link between poverty and disability by providing financial support to organizations and individuals. The Fund currently supports the following funding categories:
- Assistive devices and services– To improve mobility and access. Includes wheelchairs, crutches, surgical shoes, hearing aid, white cane and others.
- Educational assistance – Scholarships for persons with disabilities who wish to pursue education but cannot do so because of financial difficulties.
- Economic Empowerment & Revolving Fund – Help for groups of persons with disabilities to set up small businesses or revolving fund schemes.
- Infrastructure & Equipment – Assistance or social care and education institutions that provide services to Persons with Disabilities.
- Cash transfers – Support for households of persons with severe disabilities who are in extreme poverty.
- THE NATIONAL FUND FOR THE DISABLED OF KENYA (NFDK)
NFDK seeks to offer the best support services to persons with disability in Kenya through provision of resources, promotion of awareness on the contribution they make towards national development, and advocacy of appropriate measures to minimize conditions giving rise to disability.
The Fund’s impact on the socioeconomic empowerment of persons with disability is evident nationally through its donations Programme and flagship projects spread throughout Kenya. NFDK runs many events that help raise awareness and money to help empower the disabled.
- UNITED-DISABLED PERSONS OF KENYA (UDPK)
The United Disabled Persons of Kenya(UDPK) is the Umbrella organization of Disabled Persons Organizations in Kenya. It was established in the year 1989, with head office in Nairobi. UDPK is mandated to Advocate for the Rights of persons with disability. Promoting PWDs equal access to opportunities and active participation to mainstream development processes. Through its membership of over 200 Disabled Persons Organization, UDPK targets to reach all disabled population county wide. UDPK is a federation of organizations for disabled persons in Kenya.
- ASSOCIATION OF SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPISTS KENYA
ASLTK represents its Speech and Language Therapists and Assistant members in Kenya.
ASLTK does not provide speech and language therapy services to the public. It is a professional body that represents its Speech and Language Therapist members as well as promote the profession in Kenya.
If you are looking for a speech and language therapist, please see a list of our members on our blog;
- KENYA OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS ASSOCIATION (KOTA)
KOTA is the national professional association established in 1974, to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students and improve the quality of occupational therapy services. KOTA membership is approximately 900 occupational therapists (Members). KOTA is registered with Occupational Therapy African Regional Group (OTARG) and world Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT).
Send message +254718851883
- KENYA INSTITUTE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION (KISE)
Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE) is a semi-autonomous government agency of the Ministry of Education, Kenya. It was established through a Legal Notice No. 17 of 14th February 1986.
An inclusive Kenyan Society in which every child with special needs and disability accesses quality education and achieves their full potential.
To facilitate service provision for persons with special needs and disabilities through human capital development, research, data management, functional assessment, rehabilitation, inclusive education practices, technology and production of educational resources and assistive devices.
- SPECIAL OLYMPICS
Special Olympics is a global organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities working with hundreds of thousands of volunteers and coaches each year. Since the establishment of Special Olympics in 1968, the number of people with and without intellectual disabilities who are involved with the organization has been growing, but the unmet need to reach more people with intellectual disabilities is staggering.
Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Those activities give them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship.
Contact: +254 20 271 2204
- SPECIAL EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL’S – KENYA
Special Education Professionals (SEP) is a group of qualified Kenyan and international therapists and special needs teachers who volunteer their time and expertise to improve the quality of life of children with special needs in Kenya.
- SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION PRACTITIONERS – KENYA
It is a Non-Profit Organization that Provides specialist educational support to children and young people with Special Needs.
- AUTISM SOCIETY OF KENYA
Autism Society of Kenya is an NGO that seeks to Lobby and advocate for individuals with autism and raise awareness of the existence of Autism in Kenya. Autism Society of Kenya has been involved in raising awareness and educating the community about the management of Autism as a disorder.
Contact no. +254 721 544995
- AUTISM AWARENESS KENYA
Autism Awareness Kenya (AAK) is a registered society made up of Parents, Professionals and Volunteers who aim to raise awareness about Autism in Kenya. Our goals are to reduce stigma, increase services and change attitudes in order to give people with autism a chance to reach their full potential.
- AUTISM LIGHT INC
Autism Lights Inc. a Non-Profit Organization that is working towards creating Autism Inclusion and provision of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) trainings in Africa to enhance the quality of life for families affected with Autism. Autism Inc. and their team of Professionals have been involved in training of our caregivers on ABA.
- WALKING AUTISM
Walking Autism is a project to create awareness and education on autism, encourage acceptance; reduce stigma & discrimination and reinforce the need for services and support for autism among other disabilities in Africa. Walking on foot across the continent using camels to carry luggage.
- STEP UP 4 AUTISM
It’s a community based organization that seeks to Advocate/Educate/Love/Support persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
- AUTISM SUPPORT CENTRE (KENYA)
Autism is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that seeks to empower persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders through training and work opportunities; create autism awareness and advocate for services and opportunities that improve the quality of life for those living with autism in Kenya.
- KENYA AUTISM ALLIANCE CORPORATION
KAA is a registered non-profit organization and community intervention model established to create awareness, acceptance, and inclusion through advocacy, outreach, support, and community building. They are committed to connecting individuals and families with resources while increasing understanding and acceptance of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- ANDY SPEAKS 4 SPECIAL NEEDS PERSONS (SNP)
Advocacy, Inclusion, Integration & end of stigma for special needs person in our society. Educate to end the ignorance amongst us. We all know one affected person let it start by you! Each one, Educate one
- ARTHUR’S DREAM AUTISM TRUST – ADAT FOUNDATION
Arthur’s Dream Autism Trust (ADAT Foundation) exists to provide solutions for families of autistic children and adults in Kenya, Sierra Leone and Liberia and with the aim of extending services Africa-wide. Our purpose is to aide parents in getting a timely diagnosis for their autistic children, connect with the right schools and establish a support mechanism for parents of children diagnosed with autism. The inspiration behind the Foundation are the issues faced by Arthur, a 12-year-old autistic Kenyan boy.
- TALK DYSLEXIA
Talk Dyslexia is a non-profit organization set up to support Dyslexic people, focusing on those who needed practical support and information in an accessible format. Talk Dyslexia has charity status which means they are in a specialist position to offer support to people with Dyslexia.
- READY AIDERS FOUNDATION
Ready Aiders Foundation (RAF) is a nonprofit humanitarian youth and community focused empowerment and development program that simultaneously addresses core issues facing the youth and the physically challenged. It therefore provides them with, counseling, education, financial literacy and physical and economic empowerment.
RAF program has four major components: Physical Disability-where we provide physical and economic support, Autism-where we provide full support to autistic children, HIV /AIDS-we sensitize the youth on HIV/ AIDS prevention and Environment -where we take part in improvement and conservation of our environment.
- DYSLEXIA KENYA ORGANIZATION
Dyslexia Kenya Organization is a non-profit organization that undertakes to build a World Class Organization dedicated to helping dyslexic people in Kenya by creating dyslexia awareness among all the community members and enrich. Dyslexia Organization, Kenya’s objective is to promote Dyslexia Awareness.
- CEREBRAL PALSY SOCIETY OF KENYA
Cerebral Palsy Society of Kenya (CPSK) is a charitable Organization working towards the improvement of the welfare of children/persons afflicted by Cerebral Palsy (C.P) in the Country.
The Society was formed by parents/guardians of children afflicted by Cerebral Palsy and has remained steadfast in its endeavor to enable as many children as possible live more fulfilling lives.
- DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY OF KENYA
Down Syndrome Society of Kenya is a nonprofit charity organization working for the promotion of the welfare of persons born with the Down Syndrome. The society was registered under the registrar of society’s Act in December 2003.
Since 2002, DSSK, a parents group has continued to provide social and professional support for families and people with Down syndrome, giving information and providing practical skills through workshops, profession talks and also publications.
The Society holds family fun days for its members annually. -The Society celebrates the UN World Down Syndrome Day every year on March 21st (3-21), and this is lined to the Trisomy 21.
- T21 FAMILIES SUPPORT ORGANIZATION (DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS)
T21 Mission is to advocate, educate and create awareness with regards to Down Syndrome while empowering people living with Down Syndrome, their families and friends. They rely entirely on corporate and private contributions to achieve this.
- KENYA PSYCHOLOGY NETWORK
Kenya Psychology Network is a group of people in Kenya who wish to share their knowledge, experiences, questions, ideas and latest updates regarding psychology.
The sharing is online, but members are also invited to meet on a weekly basis in the Centre of Nairobi. Find us on twitter: www.twitter.com/KenyaPsychology and send us mail: email@example.com
- PECULIAR LIFE CARE CONSULTANCY
They offer Personalized workshops dealing with a range of wellbeing issues designed to meet the emerging needs of individuals, learning institutions, organization and support to local businesses programs.
They are open for One on One Physical, Online and Home Service Counseling and Mentorship Sessions every Wednesday and Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Blessed House, Along Thika Rd, Opp Garden City Mall, Next to Astrol Petrol Station, Room No. 106 D
- KIPEPEO THERAPIES
Kipepeo Therapies provides a variety of services to children and families, educational and mental health professionals and community organizations.
Assessment and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder is done in collaboration and consultation with a medical doctor or team of other professionals involved with the client. The ADOS-2, the gold standard for diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder, is used. Other assessment tools and the DSM V criteria are also included.
- KAIZORA – CENTRE FOR NEURODEVELOPMENTAL THERAPIES
Kaizora Centre for Neurodevelopmental Therapies was born through a merger with the vision of providing individualized services for individuals with developmental disorders. whatever they need!! We have recruited a strong team and work hard on training on almost a daily basis.
This is the start of yet another journey… always striving for perfection!
Pooja Panesar, BSc, MEd, BCBA.
(Education and experience in ABA, nutrition, Montessori, Jolly Phonics, Organizational Behaviour Management, TEACCH among others).
- ASSOCIATION FOR THE PHYSICALLY DISABLED OF KENYA
The Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK) is a charitable non-governmental organization established in 1958 to improve the quality of lives of persons with disabilities using the Rights Based Approach for social inclusion and poverty reduction. APDK directly benefits over 500,000 children and adults with disabilities through its network of 4 Regional Hubs serving 37 counties in Kenya. This is made possible through support from the donor community, well-wishers and government line ministries that include Ministry of Health, Education, Labour and Social Protection.