More assistance will be given to those with moderate intellectual as well as those with several disabilities in the form of training programmes to prepare them for employment said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat in his Budget statement yesterday.
As of now, under the School to Work Transition Programme, special education graduands with mild intellectual disability and autism are matched to special training programmes to prepare them for open employment. These will now be expanded to include those with moderate intellectual and multiple disabilities. Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat also mentioned that a disability caregiver support centre will be set up to offer information, training and peer support groups to caregivers of persons living with disabilities. The centre will also work hand in hand with VWOs to spearhead programmes aimed at caregivers of persons newly diagnosed with disabilities.
APSN President, MR Victor Tay, gave his comments on the 2017 budget announcement.
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