Apricot Tree situated in Benoni is a Public Beneficiary Organisation (PBO) learning centre committed to the stimulation and development of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Apricot Tree Centre is committed to the stimulation and development of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Apricot Tree strives to provide the highest quality service enabling these children to reach their maximum potential.
Apricot Tree Centre is a Non Profit Organisation based in the East Rand and was founded in 2009. The Centre accepts children from 3 to 23yrs with varying intellectual and developmental disabilities. The children we cater for have unique disabilities often not accepted in the public or mainstream special needs schools.
We keep our classrooms to a maximum of 7 children per class. This ensures the child receives the maximum educational benefit possible. As each child is different, an IDP (Individual Development Program) is set up for them.
This establishes specific attainable goals and is designed to enable the highest level of development. The Centre has a holistic approach, directing its efforts not only towards the development of the child, but also towards the support of families with special needs children.
Apricot Tree Centre is to be the ultimate special needs education and family support facility. The Centre's short term objective is to expand the education side to be of service to more children and their families.
The medium to long term objective is to create the Apricot Tree Live-In Centre which will incorporate residence, on site therapies, 24 hr care, sheltered employment and everything a person with special needs will require throughout their lives.