Jakarta - Post Report Question and Answers

What accommodations do schools make for special-needs kids?

JIS: IEP is great in MS and ES. Not much help in High school. If you have a high-schooler with an IEP go to Australian school. Severe learning disabilities go to Australian school. - Oct 2021

Not sure. They do have speech therapy, etc. - Sep 2020

JIS has a child psychologist, speech pathologist, and several other specialists. They can accommodate moderate special needs (dyslexia, ADHD, etc.). The Australian school has a good reputation for moderate - severe disabilities. - Feb 2018

ACG, NZIS and AIS are ''all inclusive'' schools, meaning they accept all students. I would advise you to take care about full disclosure at the schools that are not ''all inclusive.'' JIS is narrow in its acceptance of children and can be pretty rude to parents and children with learning challenges. JIS sometimes accepts children with special learning needs under provision, and there have been a number of cases where, after half year, the parents are told the child is now being ''de-mitted'' and that the school cannot meet the learning needs. If your child has a learning disability, it is best to place the child elsewhere to spare the child much emotional distress from the JIS teachers and administration. For families of children with learning challenges, the perception is that the child is not welcome at JIS. - Jan 2013

none at jis. - Jan 2012

I'm not sure. If someone has a special needs child, I'd suggest inquiring ahead of time not only with JIS, but also with the British International School and the Australian International School, too. - Jul 2011

OK, JIS may not accept your special needs child. If you have a child with special needs, write to the admissions counselor before deciding to come here if you want all your kids to go to JIS. However, JIS is not your only option in Jakarta. There is BIS (the British Int. School), the Australian Int. School and a New Zealand Int. School and many others. Jakarta is a big town. JIS is work toward meeting the needs of a diverse group of learners--but don't count on it. The Australian Int. School has a great reputation for working with special needs children. - Jul 2011

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