More children with special needs attending student care centres

Mr Syawal Sahalshah (left) and Ms Shizuko Nishiguchi with their son Farid Irfan, who has Down syndrome. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
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SINGAPORE - Enrolment in eight special student care centres appointed by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) has risen by about 16 per cent in the last three years.

As at May, more than 200 children are in these centres, which provide before and after-school care services for students aged seven to 18 with special needs, who attend special education (Sped) schools.

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