What accommodations do schools make for special-needs kids?

I hear that children with special needs don't have many options. However, according to the local press there is a growing awareness - Aug 2011

Depends entirely on the school. Do your research into this one very carefully if you have children with special needs. Many schools will say they care about special needs but the provision is poor. - Jan 2011

There is very little support for children with even mild special needs. Before coming to Dubai, you must work closely with the schools to see that your child will get the necessary support. There are a couple schools, Greenfield Community School and Uptown, that offer some accommodations. There are several good speech, occupational, and physical therapists; however, their patient loads are quite high. You may have to wait significantly for services. Dubai Autism Center has a small facility and long waiting lists. - Sep 2009

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