Jad’s Inclusion is the result that evolved from the frustration and struggles faced by a mother of a child with autism (Jad) who had been rejected admission by 22 schools in Dubai. When finally accepted in one, it took a couple of years to realise that he didn’t belong there. Rana Akkad, Jad’s mother, decided to take drastic action to fill the gap between special needs and mainstream school and in 2012, she began the process of opening a top-notch school, whose mission would be to embrace children like her son Jad and offer them the opportunity and education they deserve. In October 2016, Jad’s Inclusion was launched. Sadly, on 3 August 2018, Jad unexpectedly passed away in his sleep. As devastating as it was for the family, Rana’s motivation to continue her journey amplified considerably as she now saw it as a calling and is making it her life’s mission to keep her son Jad’s legacy alive.