About Us

Special Education Professionals (SEP) is a registered society whose members volunteer their time and expertise. SEP is a multi-disciplinary team of special education professionals working within the framework of education, rehabilitation and healthcare in Kenya.

The group recruits its members from the following professionals: special education teachers, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, special needs teachers, low vision therapists, among others. SEP is therefore unique; working with education and healthcare professionals from all over the world, learning from other views and approaches, while striving for the same goal.

SEP operates mainly in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, but in the past years has also started to provide assistance to projects located in other parts of Kenya. The SEP office is located in Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital, Muthaiga.

SEP has built years of experience since it originated in 1990, and in 2001 we became a registered society in Kenya (No. 19624). We are also registered with the National Council for Persons with Disabilities (No. NCPWD/O853).

SEP is uniquely placed to make a difference to this situation and to improve the lives of children with special needs in Kenya. Why are we different? What do we offer? Why should people support us? Here are some of the reasons:

Multi-disciplinary team

Our members include occupational therapists, physiotherapists, special needs teachers, speech and language therapists, low-vision therapists, psychologists and counsellors. This unique team makes us stronger, more experienced and more innovative.

Multi-cultural team

National and international members share different approaches, skills and experiences enhancing professionalism.

Target Group

SEP works with children who have various conditions including cerebral palsy, autism, Down’s syndrome, learning difficulties, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, mental challenges, developmental delay, communication disorder, hearing impairment, visual impairment amongst other conditions.


SEP works towards sustainability by partnering with parents, community groups, homes, centres, caregivers and professionals.

Trans-disciplinary approach

Our members are trained to use a holistic approach drawn from different skills, redefining problems and find new dynamic relations.

Early Intervention

SEP gives young children the best start in life.  The earlier help is sought, the better chances of becoming an active, integrated member of society and reaching full potential in life.


SEP empowers parents, caregivers and professionals who are the primary support to children with disabilities through training, advice and mentoring.

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