Training Centres for Autistic Youth in Sri Lanka

Raising and educating a child with autism, while giving them the right care and attention is an extremely conscientious task. That is exactly why specialised centres have been established to nurture and manage children with autism, and yes, we do have them here in Sri Lanka too.

Here’s a list of training centres for children and youth with autism in the country.

 

  1. Sumaga Autism Centre

 Located in Kelaniya, Sumaga Autism Centre is one of the 72 special education schools in Sri Lanka. The centre focuses on speech therapy along with using individual teaching methods. Thereby, giving them a good start to a wholesome education.

Address – 2/17, Bodhirukkana Road, Waragoda Road, Kelaniya

Contact number – 0112 914 060

Facebook – @sumagaautismcenter

 

  1. Nisansala Special Training Centre

Nisansala Training Centre provides care and attention for close to 200 children and young adults with learning disabilities. They endeavour to educate these children on social skills, music, speech, computer literacy and self-help skills.

Address – Tudella, Ja-Ela

Contact number – 0112 337 360

Website – www.nisansalaboc.com

 

  1. Chitra Lane School

The Chitra Lane School is a special needs day school catering to over 1,000 children from around Sri Lanka each year. Their special education programmes are conducted in English, Sinhala and Tamil depending on the student’s mother tongue.

Address – 45/3, Chitra Lane, Colombo – 05

Contact number – 0112 503 906

Facebook – @chitralaneschool

Website – www.chitralane.lk

 

  1. MJF Charitable Foundation

The Merrill J. Fernando Charitable Foundation is a philanthropic and charitable arm of the Dilmah Tea Company. Since its inception, the foundation has provided education and lifelong opportunities for people with autism, thus enabling them to improve the quality of their lives, while reducing inequality in the employment sector.

Address – 111, Negombo Road, Peliyagoda (Head Office)

                  340, Galle Road, Moratuwa (Centre for Autism)

Contact number – 0114 888 323

Facebook – @mjffoundation

Website – www.mjffoundation.org

 

  1. Daddys Lanka Autism Centre

Daddys Lanka is a centre dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of autism and other development disorders in children. They provide in-house therapy intervention along with continuous care and monitoring of a child’s progress.

Address – 14/3A, Pengiriwatta Mawatha, Nugegoda

Contact number – 0716 812 524

Facebook – @daddyslanka

Website – www.daddyslanka.com

 

  1. Ayati National Centre for Children with Disabilities

The Ayati Trust is a charitable trust incorporated between the University of Kelaniya, Hemas and MAS holdings. This centre aims to train and assist children with disabilities ranging from autism, ADHD and other development and learning disorders.

Address – Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Talagolla Road, Ragama

Contact number – 0768 014 262

Facebook – @ayatisl

Website – www.ayatitrust.com

 

  1. Differently Beautiful Autism Centre

This is a relatively new centre in Sri Lanka, but they specialise in the intervention for children with autism and specific learning abilities.

Contact number – 0777 806 951

Instagram – @differentlybeautiful

Email – [email protected]

 

  1. Children Discovery House

Children Discovery House focuses on providing healthcare facilities for children with Autism and ADHD. Their team of trained occupational therapists adhere to international standards in assisting the children in the best way possible.

Address – 25, Elvitigala Mawatha, Colombo – 05

Contact number – 0777 802 429

Facebook – @cdhc

Website – www.cdhcolombo.com

 

Have we missed any training centres specialised in providing care and training for children and youth with autism? Do let us know in the comments!

 

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