Association of Special Educational Needs and Disability

Association of Special Educational Needs and Disability


The Association of Special Educational Needs and Disability is a membership organisation working with and for special needs and disability centres and schools in the independent, voluntary and private sectors within Ghana. ASEND is proud of its role in improving quality, opportunities and standards for special centres and schools outside of the local government control.
We work in close partnership with members, other organisations and the central government to achieve this.

Benefits of Membership

Promotion of your school or organisation

Inclusion of your school details on the ASEND website which can be used by parents and local authorities seeking potential placements.

ASEND advertises your job vacancies on its website and social media, reaching potential candidates and saving you money.

ASEND actively promotes its members on social media via re-Tweets, ‘likes’ and mentions.

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Being part of the voice of special schools

ASEND responds to all key Government consultations, ensuring your views are raised and heard.

ASEND works extensively on your behalf to develop and improve relationships with Local Authorities through meeting, events and challenges to policies and practices.

ASEND provides a wide range of opportunities for you to meet and network with your colleagues, such as our free special interest groups for teaching, care and finance.

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Accessing high quality advice, guidance and training

Our ASEND team is made of qualified and experienced staff from a wide range of specialist backgrounds.

ASEND training events are tailored to meet your needs – we run a programme of courses, including safeguarding training and specialist courses offered to full members at a much lower cost.

ASEND annual conference provides a great opportunity to meet colleagues, hear the latest news and plan for the year ahead. Members receive a discount on conference rates.

ASEND free special interest groups provide the latest role-specific information to keep your staff at the cutting edge of special education provision.

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ASEND partnerships and projects

ASEND leads on highly regarded campaigns and research projects. We are currently in the process of carrying out a review of an inclusive curriculum for individuals with Special Needs in Ghana.

ASEND increases its reach and representation for schools through its active membership of Special Needs networks in the country and surrounding countries.

ASEND will keep you in touch with big issues in our sector through our website and social media.

A ‘welcome’ visit from ASEND staff to new Heads/Principals/CEOs to help their induction into this sector.

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News & Events

We hold regular training events and special interest groups across the year alongside our main Conference. You can stay in touch with the latest news and events here . Get great rates on courses and access to free events and news updates by checking out the benefits of becoming an ASEND member.

Latest News

Contact us for more information or to express interest in joining the Association.

"It’s really good to know that children and young people with learning difficulties can learn and learn skills for work"


"Thank you for the opportunity to bring my child out into the community for such an event. It helps to know that I’m not alone in this struggle…"


"The learning resources are very suitable and appropriate to the age group. We will be able to support their learning better at home too."


"He loves arts and drawing…these resources will help him explore this further :) I’m very grateful."


"It’s really lovely for my daughter to be able to choose a toy she genuinely likes instead of having a random package. She’ll definitely be playing with this a lot more at home."


"We will like to know more about how to support our children at home and help them have access to education. We look forward to more family events and workshops with you. "


"The medical support from Doctor and her team has been fantastic! We feel genuinely cared for when we come here."


"The stigma can be very difficult to live with. I usually keep him indoors at home. Coming here for this family event is a blessing."

Sister Akos

"It is quite emotional to be part of a community which cares."


"Thanks, you for the work you do in our community with disabled individuals and their families"


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