Our admissions process is designed to be informative for parents while providing the information necessary to determine if the child should be placed at MRC-NECC.  The admission process includes a written application, in-center screening for the child, and interview with the family.  Admission criteria include:

  • The child must have a diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum.  A copy of the diagnostic report should be provided as part of the application.
  • The child’s age must be appropriate for the available seat in the program.  Our Preschool classrooms serve children age 3 to 6 years and our elementary classrooms serve children age 7 to 9 years.
  • Priority for admission is given to UAE Nationals from Abu Dhabi Emirate. 

After reviewing all information collected in the admissions process, MRC-NECC makes every effort to contact families as soon as possible with a decision. Final decisions regarding admission are the responsibility of the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK).

Please contact the Admissions Manager at for more information or to arrange a screening appointment.