It is designed mainly for children with disabilities from birth to the age of two, providing them with early intervention programmes with particular emphasis on the role of the child's family. Children with disabilities who are aged two to under six and have not yet started primary school can also receive the service if they are not concurrently receiving other pre-school rehabilitation services, which will facilitate their integration into the mainstream education system.
Eligibility for the Service
Children with disabilities from birth to under the age of six who have not yet started primary school.
Referrals can be made by social workers or staff of rehabilitation service units to the Central Referral System for Rehabitlitation Services of the Social Welfare Department. The application is free of charge. The applicant should report to the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) immediately in case anyone offers to assist in application for placement in return for remuneration. Attempted bribery by any person is also an offence in law, SWD will refer the case to ICAC for investigation.
Basic Fees and Charges
$148 per annum.
List of Early Education and Training Centres
Addresses and telephone numbers can be downloaded here.
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