Admissions Process

CARE requires each prospective learner to undergo an initial screening to determine whether he or she is a suitable candidate for admission.

If the child is suitable for admission, he or she will attend CARE for a ten-day observation and assessment period.

After the observation period is completed, CARE provides a comprehensive oral and written evaluation which covers the key developmental areas that have been assessed and considers an intervention plan.

Admission Criteria

In order to apply, candidates must

  • be between 18 months and 18 years of age*
  • have a primary diagnosis of autism
  • be toilet trained if over the age of five years
  • have cognitive functioning within the normal-moderate intellectual impairment range
  • be educable within a group setting
  • have full family involvement (the family unit is as much a part of the CARE programme as the learner)

Additional criteria apply for learners between the ages of seven and 12.

  • He or she must be suitable for specialised-education centre placement.
  • He or she should not be more suitably placed in a mainstream or remedial environment.
  • He or she should be able to benefit from a skills-based curriculum working from an individualised education development programme or IEDP.

* Learners from 12 years of age, need to have received prior intervention and be able to cope in small group setting.

Fees 2024

Learners aged 18 months – 6 years R  9,800 monthly
Learners aged 7 years – 18 years R10,800 monthly
Therapy R16,000
  • Therapy is an essential part of the intervention programme. These fees are charged at medical aid rates and do not form part of the monthly school fees. These are covered in four weekly (individual and group) sessions of speech therapy and occupational therapy.
  • A portion of school fees is tax deductible and there is a tax benefit for educational expenses relating to special-needs schooling. Click to download SARS Disability Form
  • Depending on your plan benefits, therapy fees may be reimbursed by your medical aid.

School Calendar

CARE follows a four-term school calendar.
We close for end-of-term holidays and close on public holidays.

2024 Term dates

Term 1:
17 January 2024 – 20 March 2024

Term 2:
3 April 2024 – 14 June 2024

Term 3:
9 July 2024 – 20 September 2024

Term 4:
1 October 2024 – 11 December 2024

Public Holidays & Special School Holidays: 21 March, 7 April, 22 April,
1 May, 16 (17) June, 9 August 2024

Thank you Rozanna for being with my family through this journey. You were there every step of the way. I still remember the first time we met you. You opened your heart to us, you welcomed us and we became part of the CARE family. You are amazing!!!

Thank you very much. God bless you 🙏🏽

CARE is a school that can be compared to as a second mom to its students.

The CARE centre has done wonders for our son and his developmental problems.

Wydeman & Chantel

Since my daughter started at CARE she has grown into an interactive, playful and happy child who has learnt to communicate through Makaton signing and PECS alternative communication.


There is so much love, kindness, compassion and patience. In the right environment one can do anything and my childs progress and happiness is evidence of this. There no words for what a wonderful school CARE is. We blessed that it exists.

You have looked after our boy for so many years and no words can describe how grateful we are for everything

Dear Rozanna, words are too trivial to describe the love we have for you.

Kings rule kingdoms, managers rule companies but you rule the impossible. You manage our beautiful souls.


Application Form

    To register your child for a screening

    Please fill out the form below and SUBMIT:


    Register your child for a screening

    Complete the online form for an initial screening.