The Key School
18 July 2011
The Key School (formerly known as The Society for Children and Adults with Autism) was founded in 1975 to cater for the educational needs of those affected by autism. The School strives to provide high quality, holistic and appropriate educational techniques for children between the ages of 2½ and twelve.
The School is registered with the Gauteng Department of Education to cater for 40 children. The School however does not receive any financial support from government. In addition to the School itself, there are therapeutic interventions in the form of occupational, language and communication therapy as well as the services of a psychologist. Weekly outings endeavour to provide children with important life skills so that they can engage with the broader world outside their homes and the school. The School is one of only a handful of special schools in the Johannesburg area that caters for young children with autism.
On the 18 July 2011, Konica Minolta Johannesburg Branch, donated a C252, colour multifunctional printer to the school . In celebration of Madiba’s birthday, happy birthday was sung and a cake which was arranged by the school was enjoyed by all staff and pupils as well as guests from Konica Minolta South Africa.