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Singapore Budget 2014: Over 50,000 special needs children and those with disabilities to get educational and transport subsidies

Published on Mar 13, 2014 12:15 PM
 

More than 50,000 children with special needs and people with disabilities will soon receive more help from the Government to the tune of $56 million a year, said Parliamentary Secretary for Social and Family Development Low Yen Ling on Thursday in Parliament.

Of this sum, $32 million will go to fund subsidies provided under the Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (Eipic).

The other $24 million will go to defraying the transport costs of the disabled who either take public transport, special transport services or taxis.

Eipic provides educational and therapy services for those aged six years and below who are at risk of having developmental issues.

More than 50,000 children with special needs and people with disabilities will soon receive more help from the Government to the tune of $56 million a year, said Parliamentary Secretary for Social and Family Development Low Yen Ling on Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Parliament. -- ST FILE PHOTO: NURIA LING
 
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