Children with Down syndrome belong to the moderate intellectual disability group. As such, receiving intervention early will enhance their abilities to develop to their maximum potential and improve their quality of life as an adult.

There are various schools and centres for children and youths with special needs. What are the options? 

For Children (Birth up to 6 years old)

We will be looking at the Early Intervention Programme for Infants & Children (EIPIC). There are various schools and centres which offer this programme. The more well known centres are Rainbow Centre, AWWA, THK EIPIC Centres and CPAS. For more information, please click on this link provided by SG Enable, which is the organisation that processes our applications to the EIPIC centres.

For Children, Youths and Young Adults (7 to 21 years old)

The Ministry of Education (MOE) website provides a list of useful information links regarding education pathways for children and youths with special needs.

Here's the parent's guide book on Choosing The Right School for Special Needs Children

Other useful MOE links:


Mainstream Pathways

For parents considering a mainstream education pathway for their children, the following are useful references:

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