Founded in 2004, Senses Residential and Day Care for Special Needs (Senses Center) is a non-profit organization based in Dubai, UAE and the first residential care facility in the Middle East, dedicated to improving the quality of life of people of determination.
The centre provides 24-hour care for children with unique needs that require special therapies, offering them rehabilitative and educational programmes, as well as a nurturing environment where they can develop new skills and improve their abilities. Through specialized programmes that combine speech and music therapy, art, life skills, sports, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, sensory and sensory integration therapy, children from the age of two to nineteen with mild to severe physical disabilities, autism and Down syndrome can receive the highest level of efficient and quality care they need in a safe surrounding. These therapies and professional programmes provide the children with the development and skills they need, resulting in them obtaining jobs and a social life.
In 2010, with the generous personal contribution from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the purpose-built daycare center and residential care facility was gifted to the organization. Currently, 120 children with various special needs are enrolled at Senses from which over 95 children are accommodated in the residential care facility to receive 24/7 nursing care and medical attention from our team of experts and caregivers.
The Center rely on corporate organizations and philanthropists to support in reaching its goals.