What is A.S.P.I.R.E Vocational & Transitioning Program?

The A.S.P.I.R.E Vocational & Transitioning Program is a one of a kind, transitioning service for teenagers and young adults with disabilities, currently housed at Stepping Stones Center in Dubai Healthcare City. The curriculum is centered around providing life skills to individuals with disabilities, keeping in mind their individual needs, abilities and interests.

Why A.S.P.I.R.E Vocational & Transitioning Program?

In our service, A.S.P.I.R.E. stands for Achieving Strengths, Potential, Independence and Readiness for Employment. Simply put, our program provides the best possible foundation for an independent, hopeful and positive future for students with disabilities. This is achieved by providing young adults and their families with the skills, knowledge and experience to achieve the highest possible quality of life available to them, a life where they are safe, independent and integrated into their community.

A.S.P.I.R.E Vocational & Transitioning Program at Stepping Stones

  • Range of services provided include either the full-time program or 1:1 afternoon sessions designed to cater to individual clients.

  • The curriculum is designed to cover a wide range of skills required for everyday living, including those related to self-care, functional academics, school readiness, employment and community participation.

  • Instructional teaching employs the use of the Life Centered Education Curriculum (LCE) as a foundation, which provides a detailed framework of measurable, achievable goals that can be tailored to meet the unique goals of each student.

  • In addition to classroom education, a major part of learning occurs outside in the community – which enables students to exert their independence and generalize the concepts taught in class.


Furthermore, every effort is made to carry over this learning to the home environment, with the help of continuous support & training to parents/caregivers. Such efforts result in the all-round growth and development of our clients.