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ACCEL International and Saudi Aramco are excited to announce the opening of the Ajyal Center for Comprehensive Education and Life Skills in September 2019. This center is the first of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and will provide high quality therapeutic and educational services to children with disabilities.

The center is located at the Ajyal Community in Dhahran and will operate initially with a capacity of approximately 60 children. Initially, the center will enroll young children between 3 to 14 years of age.  Eligibility assessment will commence on May 19, 2019 to identify the first group for enrollment as well as to determine initial interest in related services for children with disabilities.

If you are interested in services for your child/children, please fill out the initial inquiry form at this link to start the assessment process.

ACCEL's Mission:

“To transform the lives of children with developmental disabilities and their families by providing high quality and evidence based practice services including diagnosis, early intervention, special education, therapeutic, and vocational development programs, as well as to nurture the children to achieve their fullest potential in a safe and joyful learning environment and successfully transition them into supported academic inclusion and employment programs.”


ACCEL serves individuals with disabilities, including developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities, and behavioral disorders.

Since 1980, ACCEL has given thousands of children and adults with disabilities the opportunity to progress and flourish in safe and productive learning and work environments. ACCEL International is a private educational entity accredited by the National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services and licensed by the Saudi Ministry of Education.

About Saudi Aramco:

Saudi Aramco is a leading producer of the energy and chemicals that drive global commerce and enhance the daily lives of people around the globe.

They believe in the power of energy to transform lives, enhance communities, advance human progress, and sustain our planet.

An evaluation of your child must occur before the provision of any special education and related services. The evaluation will consider the cognitive, academic, communication, motor, social, behavioral, and adaptive development of the student.


The center is located in the new Home Ownership Ajyal Community in South Dhahran. It will operate in September 2019.
Children with developmental disabilities such as autism, learning disabilities, intellectual disability, multiple disability, speech and language delay. The age range is from 3 – 18 years for both genders.
Diagnosis and assessment, early intervention, special education, therapeutic services including behavioral, speech, occupational, physical, and recreational, as well as vocational education. The objective of the programs is to support children’s transition to academic inclusion in regular schools, supported jobs, or independent living.
The Arizona Centers for Comprehensive Education and Life Skills (ACCEL) based in Arizona, U.S. will be the operator. ACCEL is accredited by the National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services (NCASES) and the center is licensed by the Saudi Ministry of Education.
40 years of experience.
Primarily Arabic, a class for English learners may be opened in the future.
Admission will be controlled and administered by the operator (ACCEL), not Saudi Aramco. Initially, the center will enroll young children who have developmental disabilities between 3 to 12 years of age. The operator will start with 60 students for the first operational year and increase enrollment gradually. The 60 students will be selected from among a group of applicants who will be evaluated from May-June. The selection will occur before the commencement of the operation in September.
There is a tuition range set by the operator which varies in accordance with the severity of the individual and their service needs. The specific tuition category will be reported by the operator.
Current Company policy for disabilities compensation will apply. Please refer to the HR manual.
There will be no transportation included, parents are responsible for student transportation. In addition, the operator will evaluate the needs of the children/families with regard to transportation services and may agree to provide the service if needed.
Class size will vary from five to ten students depending on severity of need, behaviors, and physical size of the students.
Student/teacher ratio will vary depending on the student functional level. The facility has a unique design in providing one-to-one rooms connected to the main classroom as well as group therapy rooms.
The center accommodates 300 children. However, in order to deliver and maintain high quality programs and services to the children, enrolment will start with 60 students and will be increased gradually.
Please fill out the inquiry form at the top of this page and the ACCEL International team will get you started.
Key and lead personnel will be from the U.S. and teachers and therapists will be primarily Saudis.
Operating hours will be in line with Ministry of Education regulations for private schools, for example from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm.
The priority is for regular Saudi Aramco employee dependents. However, some places will also be open for the public.

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If you would like to apply for a position please download the fillable application form – and email it along with your resume and salary requirements to

Finance & Accounting Administrator

We’re an energetic company looking for an Accountant to join our finance team. Working closely with the Chief Financial Officer and reporting to the Center Director, the Accountant will be responsible for maintaining all accounting records pertaining to the preparation of all monthly quarterly and annual financial reports including profit/loss statements, balance sheets and summary of cash flows. The ideal candidate should be a team player, highly organized and be comfortable in a fast-paced environment. We offer a supportive, friendly and casual work place with lots of opportunities to grow within our organization.

Human Resources Administrator

The Human Resources (HR) Administrator, provides leadership support to the line management on day-to-day HR issues including recruitment, performance, and employee relations.

Program Manager/ Principal

Through leadership, supervisory and administrative skills, manages the assigned school to promote the educational, therapeutic, and behavioral development and well-being of each student. Using internationally recognized expertise the Program Manager/Principal will establish high quality holistic services and programs that are proven to be best research based practices in the field, will meet the Center’s mission and service delivery model and individual needs of students leading to successful transitions.

Speech-Language Pathologist

Screen, evaluate and treat speech and language disorders as well as provide feeding and swallowing management to promote safety in the school setting. Treatment to be provided to students with physical, cognitive, and emotional/behavioral challenges through interdisciplinary collaboration with teachers, parents and other related service providers. The therapist should be knowledgeable in the evaluation and treatment of the receptive/expressive language, language processing, phonology, feeding disorders and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technology utilizing culturally and linguistically appropriate assessment tools.

School Psychologist

The School Psychologist will be a seasoned professional that holds our values of initiative, dignity, excellence, accountability and service close to their heart. This person will work with an interdisciplinary team to conduct assessment, case management, classroom placement, behavioral intervention and data collection procedures for students with disabilities . Evidenced based classroom practices, including the Model Classroom Program ©, will be implemented by the team. We need a dynamic individual with a demonstrated commitment to special education, nonprofit work and quality services for students with disabilities.