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3 Special Education (SPED) Schools for Children with Physical Disabilities

Posted on April 19, 2019 by All In

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There are 3 Special Education (SPED) Schools in Singapore that cater to children with physical disabilities like CP:

  1. AWWA School
  2. Rainbow Centre
  3. Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore School (CPASS)


AWWA School

Location and Contact Details

No. 11 Lorong Napiri, Singapore 547532

Tel: 6511 5280 | Fax: 6511 5281 | Email: school@awwa.org.sg


The students are grouped according to their abilities, needs and age. Each student has an Individualised Education Plan (IEP) (ages 7-12 yrs) or Individualised Transition Plan (ITP) (ages 13-18 yrs) to cater to their individual needs.

The IEP/ITP covers the following subjects: Language, Numeracy, Life Skill, Physical Education (PE), Art, Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

The ITP aims to prepare the students for transition after they leave the school.

Co-curricular Activities: Performing Arts, Clubs, Uniform Groups, Sports

Other Services

Services: Psychology, Nursing Department, Social Work

Therapy: Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy

School Hours

Morning Session: Monday and Tuesday 8:00 am – 12:00 noon, Wednesday to Friday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session: Monday and Tuesday 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Wednesday to Friday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm


$86.00 per month

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Rainbow Centre

Locations and Contact Details

Rainbow Centre – Margaret Drive School

501 Margaret Drive, Singapore 149306

Tel: 6472 7077 | Email: rcmds@rainbowcentre.org.sg

Rainbow Centre – Yishun Park School

15 Yishun Street 61, Singapore 768548

Tel: 6482 2592 | Email: rcyps@rainbowcentre.org.sg


Each student gets an Individualised Education Plan (IEP) to provide a well-rounded education according to their specific needs.

The curriculum is designed to meet the students’ changing learning needs at different life stages:

Junior Programme (7-10 years old), Middle Programme (11-14 years old), Senior Programme (15-18 years old)

Focus: Daily Living, Social Emotional Learning, Language and Communication, Numeracy, Physical Development, Vocational Development

Co-curricular Activities: Leadership, Sports, Arts, Digital

Other Services

Therapy: Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy

The Family Life Services (FLS) unit:

  • Social workers address specific challenges that families may face when caregiving for and parenting their child with disability
  • Family support groups
  • Facilitate transition planning for students preparing for life after school

School Hours

Contact the centre for more details.


Basic fee $60.00 per month

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Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore School (CPASS)

Location and Contact Details

65 Pasir Ris Drive 1, Singapore 519529

Tel: 6585 5640 | Fax: 6585 5635 | Email: cpasschool@cpas.org.sg


Learning domains:

  • Social-Emotional
  • Academic (Literacy, Numeracy and Science)
  • Daily Living
  • Vocational
  • Physical Education and Sports
  • The Arts

Programmes offered:

1. The High Support Programme caters to students with moderate to high support needs in all areas of their daily living and learning. These students require more assistance in mobility, fine motor skills, self-help, and learning, and will pursue lessons that will promote their well-being. Upon graduation at the age of 18 years, possible post-school outcomes are the Day Activity Centre or Home Management Programme.

2. The Functional Programme caters to students with mild to moderate support needs in most areas of their daily living and learning. In the senior level, students will learn pre-vocational skills that will support their learning in the vocational domain. Students who demonstrate potential for open employment or sheltered employment, will be trained in the school’s social enterprise. Upon graduation at the age of 18 years, students may transition to a Day Activity Centre or Sheltered Workshop.

3. The Academic Programme caters to students with mild support needs in most areas of their daily living and learning. Students in this programme follow the mainstream MOE curriculum for English, Mathematics and Science only, in addition to the Curriculum Framework for SPED Schools. At the age of 9 years, students in this programme are assessed for suitability for education in mainstream primary schools before they transit there. If that is not possible, they can continue to pursue their education following the mainstream curriculum at CPASS and prepare for their Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) at the age of 12 to 15 years old. Upon attaining their PSLE, students will transit to mainstream secondary schools or specialised schools. If they do not pursue secondary education, these students will continue their education at CPASS and prepare for employment in the open market or sheltered employment when they graduate at the age of 18 years.

Other Services

Rehabilitation Services: Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology, Psychology Services, Social Work Services, Medical and Dental Services

School Hours

Morning Session: Monday to Thursday 8:00 am – 12:30 pm, Friday 8:00 am – 1:30 am

Afternoon Session: Monday to Thursday 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Friday 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm


Contact the centre for more details.

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