Family and Child Support Center




Launching in September 2022, the provisionally named Family & Child Support Center will be a beacon of support, providing access to quality services and engaging activities, helping those aged  18 or under to achieve their full potential. It will be a center of belonging for children and their families, including those with additional physical, social, learning, emotional, and other diverse needs.


The Family and Child Support Center aims to start offering limited services in September and will be located in part of the ECC3 building in the heart of the Gardens neighborhood. As the Center grows, it will provide a range of support services, activities, and facilities for children and their families, to develop, share, and thrive, including:

  • Early intervention and assessment from clinical specialists aimed at identifying and supporting children for the best possible outcomes
  • Training, emotional support, and networking for parents, children, and siblings
  • A physical space of belonging for community members, including a sensory room and outdoor area and dedicated rooms for individual assessment, intervention and therapy where required 
  • A calendar of social and engagement events for the whole community to be involved


The Center is complementary to existing offerings in The KAUST School, Daycare, and KAUST Health and will work in partnership with these organizations and others internal to KAUST, externally in the Kingdom, and globally to achieve the best possible outcomes.  It is not a replacement for any existing health or educational service.


Learn more

Dan Buttigieg, Director of KAUST Health and the Family & Child Support Center introduced the center at a recent TKS Townhall. Please see the video of his presentation here:


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Contact us

For more information or to get involved, contact Helen Wells at