Santo Domingo - Post Report Question and Answers

What accommodations do schools make for special-needs kids?

I’ve heard this can be challenging. Definitely do a lot of outreach before selecting a school. - Jan 2021

Not sure. - Jan 2019

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Not sure, as far as I know there may not be many options for special-needs children but it would depend on the disability. - Jan 2016

There are several schools with good programs. - Aug 2015

The higher costly schools make efforts to accomadate special needs but don't have a robust program. - Aug 2014

I believe that Carol Morgan is willing to work with students that have special needs. I am not sure about the other schools. - Apr 2013

Some accommodations, but more as an afterthought. - Jan 2013

I have no experience with this, but I would assume not many, based on how physically- and mentally-disabled people are treated in Dominican society. - Mar 2012

don;t know - Feb 2012

You do not want to bring children here that have special needs. The schools and the society in general, do NOT accommodate. - Aug 2010

Our 2 older children need gifted services which the schools here do not provide. Fortunately, the State Dept. provides special funding for this, and we are hiring a tutor to teach them at their grade level. - Jun 2010

I understand that CMS has some services, but without a doubt, except for the library, the Special Needs and ESL departments of CMS are the worst people to deal with. They are an odd collection of misfits and poor hires, and their incompetence and ineptitude make any dealings with them difficult. - May 2009

It's a great program for students with mild learning disabilities. Anything more than that and it's a struggle. - Nov 2008

See above about schools. They will "accomodate" your child in the sense that they will do what they can. Whether or not that is sufficient for your child"s progress is another question. I have not had good success in this area. - Oct 2008

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