Umm Sequim Street, Al Barsha South

Introduction To Small Steps

“We believe that every child is special and has the ability to transform himself into a well-rounded individual”

Welcome to Small Steps. We believe that every child has the ability to transform themselves into a well-rounded individual who can have a complete grasp over the skills that will help them achieve academic excellence and a successful career.

At Small Steps, we are brightening the lives of thousands of special students and their special education needs since 2016 through our Inclusion Centre Dubai, UAE. We have been deeply engaged in achieving short-term objectives and developing the long-term growth of our best-in-class inclusion center that empowers students with autism and related challenges. Our mission as an Inclusion center , professionals for ABA Therapy Dubai, UAE , Occupational Therapy, VB MAPP and administrators is clear: to maximize the learning potential of every student in a welcoming, transparent, and professional environment.

Our students are well-positioned for maximum inclusion in classroom activities and lessons, school outings, and school events. Our program is characterized by scrupulous collection and analysis of data, tailored individual education plans (IEP’s), commitment to the highest educational, professional, and ethical standards and most of all: our devotion to and respect for our students and their families.

Why Small Steps


Small Steps adheres to the professional and ethical compliance code for behaviour analysts. We seek to always operate in a truthful and transparent manner that serves the best interests of the families we serve

Quality focus

Small Steps is built on a commitment to excellence. We hold ourselves to the highest professional standards of evaluation, improvement, and innovation

Social Impact

Social Impact: Small Steps recognises the unconditional value of all persons and we aim to make our society more acceptable and least challenging for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We believe that everyone deserves dignity, respect, and sensitivity.


Smalls Steps maintains a culture of collaboration (both internally and externally). Our strength as a community grows when we work together, support one another’s development, and accommodate our individual goals and aspirations in a collective setting

Family Centric

We believe in building programmes that enhance the quality of life of our students and their families, whom we always put first

Secure Environment

Secure environment is the key ingredient to maximum learning. Children become more confident and meets their potential.


Our client says
Fantastic institution. Our son made a great progress there! Highly recommended``
Mr T Schweizer
Mr T Schweizer
We will truly miss Small Steps as will Finlay I am sure. It is amazing to see how far he has progressed since he joined and we are so appreciative of all the hard work you and your colleagues have done. I hope that Small Steps goes from strength to strength. In our opinion you provide an invaluable service - we'd literally have been quite lost without it.
Kindest Regards
Kindest Regards
I am very blessed to have found the Small Steps Learning Difficulties Centre and Team.The programs offered are extremely well structured and comprehensive the immediately saw improvement in our son's behaviour within the first few days of therapy.
Mr H Laz
Mr H Laz
I want to thank the team at Small Steps and GEMS Founders School for providing an amazing environment for our child.He learnt and flourished here more in a year than he did ever before. The positive changes in his behaviour and personality are so immense that teachers from earlier years feel he is a different child
Adnan Khan
Adnan Khan
The process of enrollment and the support we had from Small Steps management was outstanding which made our move and Luqman's transition from the UK to Dubai very smooth.Luqman loves Small Steps and GFS and enjoys every single day at school.
Khalid Hanish
Khalid Hanish

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principle's message

“GEMS Metropole School Dubai boasts a technology-rich, safe and enthusiastic learning environment in a media-rich location.

Our modern design offers stimulating, flexible, open-plan learning environments that lend themselves to creativity, innovation, and collaboration.

Digital media and science laboratories, specialist music and art rooms – and a variety of fully equipped sports facilities, cater to the holistic educational experience of our students.

As a leader, I make decisions always guided by the best interests the children. This approach has always been respected by colleagues, parents and the community. Children are always, unequivocally, placed first and at the centre of every decision made in my school. ”


Nav Iqbal. Principal and CEO. GEMS Metropole School, Dubai

GEMS Metropole houses a Small Steps Inclusion Centre for provision of specialist ABA programmes for young children with Autism and related developmental disorders. The unit has expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorder; Asperger’s Syndrome; Behavioural Disorder; ADD/ ADHD; Developmental Delays; and Speech & Language Delays and provides a combination of educational approaches to help children including Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) and Occupational Therapies (OT). For the children under its care, provision is outstanding and the centre stands as a stand-out, hugely impressive, feature of the school.