The following are some external resources that are available to students with disabilities and special needs.
Public Transport Concession (PTC) for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs)
The Public Transport Concession (PTC) for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) came into effect on 6 July 2014. Under this scheme, NTU students with disabilities or special needs such as physical or sensory impairment, Autism Spectrum Disorder or Intellectual Disability, are eligible to apply for the concession. To qualify, students with disabilities would need to be certified by a doctor or relevant Voluntary Welfare Organisation (VWO).
Users under this scheme receive a 25% discount off the adult fare, with no additional fares beyond 7.2km.
For more information, visit the Transitlink website
. You may also call the TransitLink hotline at 1800-225 5663.
NTU students with disabilities or special needs can submit their application through SG Enable, to determine if they are eligible for the scheme. For more information, visit the SG Enable website
Taxi Subsidy Scheme (TSS)
The Taxi Subsidy Scheme (TSS) was launched on 1 October 2014 for PWDs who are certified to be unable to take public transport. Users under this scheme may receive up to 50% subsidy (means-tested) on taxi fares, for trips made for the purpose of employment or education. PWDs can be enrolled for both the PTC and the TSS schemes.
Autism Resource Centre (ARC)
ARC is non-profit organisation in Singapore dedicated to support individuals with autism through advocacy and provision of services in education, employment and empowerment of family caregivers and professionals. To ensure individuals with autism realise their maximum potential with the support of their caregivers and professional team, ARC provides a wide range of core services such as Early Intervention, Pathlight School, Autism Training, Student Enrichment, Employability & Employment Centre, Library and Information Services. For more information, visit the ARC website
Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS)
DAS provides a retinue of services catered for individuals with dyslexia and other specific learning differences with their various programmes, short-term programmes, workshops and assessments. For more information, visit the DAS website
The Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf)
SADeaf has been serving the Deaf and Hard-of-hearing community, and their mission is to assist the deaf to achieve a better quality of life and to enable them to integrate and contribute to society. SADeaf provides sign language programmes, community services, itinerant support services and deaf access services such as note-taking and sign language interpretation. For more information, visit the SADeaf website
Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH)
SAVH is a voluntary welfare organisation which serves the visually impaired. From their vision rehabilitation and skill development programmes, as well as their assistive devices centre and braille production unit, SAVH is committed to help the visually handicapped and empower them for the society. For more information, visit the SAVH website
SG Enable is an agency dedicated to enabling persons with disabilities and to enhance employability and employment options for persons with disabilities. SG Enable also administers grants and support on transport schemes to persons with disabilities. For more information, visit the SG Enable website
SPD is a charity organisation which aims to integrate persons with disabilities into mainstream society. Through programmes that encompass rehabilitation, employment, training, education, consultation and assessment in assistive technology, day care, and social service support, SPD works in partnership with people with disabilities to maximise their potential and to help them to be self-reliant and independent. SPD also administers bursaries and scholarships. For more information, visit the SPD website