National council of social service (children & youth services)
The National Council of Social Service (NCSS) provides community-based services for children and youth in Singapore, including Learning Support Services for children with learning difficulties. This specialised programme aims to integrate such children into the mainstream education system through a mix of intervention for the child, together with parental support service.
Formerly known as the Centre for Enabled Learning, SG Enable is an agency dedicated to enabling persons with disabilities through better access to information, referral services and grants. Find out more about programmes available for your child, including the Early Intervention Programme for Infants & Children (EIPIC), Integrated Child Care Programme (ICCP) and Therapy for Young Children.
Autism resource centre (Singapore)
The Autism Resource Centre hopes to bring together parents and professionals to provide greater access to information about early intervention, therapy services, resource libraries, assessment options and specialty products.
SPARK (Society for the Promotion of ADHD Research and Knowledge) is based in Singapore and is an independent, voluntary and non-profit organisation. The portal has plenty of tips and resources for the parent of a child with ADD/ADHD, and the latest news and announcements.
SPD (formerly society for the physically disabled)
SPD provides early intervention services to support children with special needs and to facilitate development and improvement in their core functional areas. Visit SPD’s website to find out more about helping.
MOE guide to special educational needs
The Ministry of Education has a guide for parents of children with special educational needs. Find out more about helping children with special needs navigate the educational system, and learn about choosing the right school and pathway for your child.
Care and Development - a resource for parents of children with developmental needs
The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) has developed a resource kit for parents whose children in mainstream pre-schools have been diagnosed with developmental needs.
Therapy for children
For parents of children with physical disabilities, the following is a list of Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) that provide therapy for young children:
Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH)
Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf)
SPD (formerly Society for the Physically Disabled)
Handicaps Welfare Association (HWA)
Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS), formerly Spastic Children's Association of Singapore (SCAS)
St Andrew's Community Hospital
THK Children Therapy Centre
Care Corner Educational Therapy Service
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