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Useful Links

1. Learning Differences/Learning Difficulties

For a handout on “Learning Difficulties”, you can download it from REACH at https://www.imh.com.sg/uploadedfiles/Publications/Educational_Resources/Learning%20Difficulties.pdf 

2.  Dyslexia

Dyslexia Association of Singapore
Website:  http://www.das.org.sg/

3.  Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

i)  Autism Resource Centre (ARC)

Website:  http://www.autism.org.sg/

Autism Resource Centre (Singapore) or ARC(S) is a not-for-profit charity based in Singapore. It was started by professional and parent volunteers dedicated to serving children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to help these individuals lead meaningful and independent lives in society. 

ii)  Autism Association (Singapore)

Website:  http://www.autismlinks.org.sg/

The Autism Association (Singapore) is one of the Voluntary Welfare Organisations in Singapore, dedicated to supporting individuals with autism and helping them lead meaningful and quality lives in society. 

iii)  Child Guidance Clinic (CGC)

Website:  https://www.imh.com.sg/clinical/page.aspx?id=283

Autism Services are provided for children and adolescents (between 6-18 years old) with autism. Cases may be referred to them from other hospitals, polyclinics, general practitioners, or schools or they may be self-referred. 

iv)  For a handout on “Autism”, you can download it from REACH at https://www.imh.com.sg/uploadedfiles/Publications/Educational_Resources/Autism.pdf 

4.  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

For a handout on ADHD, you can download it from REACH at https://www.imh.com.sg/uploadedfiles/Publications/Educational_Resources/ADHD.pdf 

i)  Society for the Promotion of ADHD Research and Knowledge (SPARK)

Website:  http://www.spark.org.sg/

SPARK is an independent, voluntary and non-profit organisation.

It aims for:

  1. To create public awareness of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  2. To help families with ADHD children cope better with the disorder
  3. To promote understanding and research on ADHD

Their activities include:

  • Monthly parent support group meetings for parents with ADHD children and interested parties
  • Publication of a regular newsletter to create awareness
  • Supporting and participating in research for ADHD
  • Collaborations with other organisations as and when invited to promote our cause
  • Learning activities and programmes for families with ADHD children, such as parenting workshops for parents with ADHD children

ii)  Response, Early intervention and Assessment in Community mental Health (REACH)

Website:  https://www.imh.com.sg/clinical/page.aspx?id=270

REACH offers services and resources/information to schools, parents and students. 

iii)  Child Guidance Clinic (CGC)

Website:  https://www.imh.com.sg/clinical/page.aspx?id=283

CGC offers specialised multi-disciplinary assessment and therapy for children and youth with ADHD and mental health co-morbidities. Through parent education and workshops, this team seeks to work collaboratively with parents and caregivers in supporting their children’s needs.