21 Feb '12, 4am

5-year national roadmap for disabled

5-year national roadmap for disabled

SINGAPORE: More initiatives could be rolled out to better integrate and enable those with disabilities. The steering committee tasked to come up with the new "Enabling Masterplan 2012-2016" submitted its report to Singapore's Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, Chan Chun Sing, on Tuesday. Compared to the current five-year plan, which targets education and employment, this report places more emphases on early intervention and improvements for the adult-care sector. The committee said it has adopted a life course approach, spanning pre-school, school and adult care. For early intervention, the committee has recommended the funding of a nationwide development screening programme for children at the age of nine months, 18 months and 24-30 months. Currently, such screenings are done mostly at polyclinics for children at the age of 9 months and 18 months...

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