After seven amazing years, Side by Side closed in June 2017 when our founder, Anita, returned to Australia.

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Side by Side was a foreign-owned and managed centre for individuals with special needs and learning difficulties. We worked with all ages from preschool to adult, as well as families, schools, and community groups. Side by Side offered a small special education day programme, learning support, behaviour management, social skills training, parenting sessions, family support, and a variety of informational workshops.

We worked with clients who had academic, communication, social, emotional, behavioural and/or organisational difficulties. Our qualified and experienced team worked with the majority of international schools in Beijing, and enjoyed working with teachers, learning support specialists, counsellors, speech and language therapists, and other professionals to support our students. Side by Side’s team had experience working in an international context, and a passion for bringing out the potential in our clients.