Ministry of Social Security

14 National Heroes Circle

Tel: 876-922-8000-9

Toll Free: 1-888-991-2089

  • All parents with special needs children must register them at the Ministry of Social Security’s Early Stimulation Programme (insert  
  • If you need financial assistance, the child can be placed on the Programme for Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) (


Child Development Agency (CDA)

Head Office

48 Duke Street

Tel: 876- 948-7206/ 948-2841-2

Services offered: Care and protection of children, working with children beyond parental control; institution placement and supervision; foster care placement and supervision; adoption; home and family services.

*Ask for the CDA office closest to you


Children First

9 Monk Street

Spanish Town, St. Catherine

Tel: 984-0367

Website: (

Acess: Walk-in

Fee: NO

Age: 3-21


  • Remedial Education                  
  • Basic Skills Training
  • Counseling
  • School/Homework Assistance Programme
  • Recreational/Sporting Activities
  • Life/Survival Skills Training
  • Environmental Awareness and Management
  • Career Guidance and Skills Upgrade Referral
  • Youth Advocacy Training
  • Child Rights Education ("The rights of the child.")


Coalition for Better Parenting (CBP)

1 National Heroes Circle

Kingston 4

Tel: 876-948-1866

Access: By appointment

Fee: None

Age: All ages

Services: Advisory, referral and technical support for parents


The Learning Centre (Formerly Jamaica Association for Children with Learning Disabilities)

7 Leinster Road

Kingston 5

Tel: 929-4341/ 929-4348

Access: By appointment and walk-in

Fee: Yes

Age: 6-16

Services: Psycho-educational assessment, after school tutorials, full time classroom programmes for children who have learning disabilities. Workshops for parents and professionals.


Jamaica Association for the Deaf (JAD)

C.B. Facey Building

Hope Estate, Papine

Kingston 6

Tel: 927-1098

Access: By appointment

Fee: Yes

Age: All ages


  • Educational services (early stimulation, vocational and academic education at rural and urban locations)
  • Clinical and technical services
  • Skills training/career development
  • Counseling
  • Psychological intervention for the hearing impaired


Jamaica Association for the Blind

111 ½ Old Hope Road

Kingston 6

Tel: 927-3760/ 927-6757

Access: Walk-in

Fee: No

Age: 18 and over


  • Diagnosis of visual impairment
  • Referral services
  • Adjustment to blindness programmes
  • Library services for visually impaired persons


The Jamaica Association on Intellectual Disabilities (JAID)

7 Golding Avenue

Kingston 7

Tel: 977-1118/ 977-0134


  • Educational services
  • Clinical and technical services
  • Parent support
  • Public education and training


McCam Child Development and Resource Centre

231 Old Hope Road

Kingston 6

Tel: 977-0189/ 977-6496

Access: By appointment and walk-in

Fee: Yes

Age: 0-7

Services: Centre based inclusive early childhood care and education, assessment and therapeutic interventions, training workshops, conferences for parents and teachers, resource centre with library and help-line.


Mico Child Assessment and Research in Education (CARE) Centre

Kingston & St. Andrew

5 Manhattan Road

Kingston 5

Tel: 929-7720/ 929-7721


c/o Ridgemount United Church

53 Main Street


Tel: 625-4847/ 625-4793

St. Ann

6 Royes Street

St. Ann’s Bay


  • Psychology and educational assessment
  • Therapeutic and diagnostic intervention
  • Speech and occupational therapy
  • Teacher/parent training


Rural Services for Children with disabilities (RSCD)

Kingston & St. Andrew

94J Old Hope Road

Kingston 6

Tel: 931-4584/ 941-6950

St. Ann

c/o St. Christopher’s School for the Deaf

Brown’s Town

Tel: 975-2226

St. Elizabeth

c/o School of Hope Unit

Santa Cruz All Age

Tel: 966-4763



Tel: 610-1109

St. James and Hanover

c/o Hanover PVO Parent Group

Old SDC Building

Miller Drive

Tel: 956-9895


c/o School of Hope


Tel: 955-4849

Access: Walk-in

Fee: None

Age: 0-18


  • Screening and assessment
  • Referrals
  • Home and centre-based rehabilitation programmes
  • Parent Support
  • Public education and training


Early Stimulation Programme

92 Hanover Street


Tel: 922-5585

Access: By appointment

Fee: Yes

Age 0-6


Development assessment

Early intervention

Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre

9 Golding Avenue


Kingston 7

Tel: 927-2504


  • Physical, therapeutic and rehabilitation services for stroke victims and persons with spinal cord injuries


Mustard Seed Communities
P.O. Box 267, Kingston 10
Jamaica, West Indies
Tel: 923-6488


Website: Mustard Seed Communities


School of Hope

7 Golding Avenue, P.O Box 224, Kingston 7

Tel: 927-2054



Jamaica Association for Intellectual Disabilities

7 Golding Avenue

Kingston 7


West Indies

Tel: (876) 927-2054/ 977-1118/ 977-0134

Fax: (876) 970-3182




Guidelines for Identification and Referral: A Handbook for Principals and Teachers. Ministry of Education.