New resource centre for children and youths with visual impairment opens
- POSTED: 13 Oct 2013 00:15
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A new resource centre that provides structured support for children and youths with visual impairment called iC2 PrepHouse has been opened.
SINGAPORE: A new resource centre that provides structured support for children and youths with visual impairment has been opened.
Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob officially opened the centre on Saturday.
iC2 PrepHouse was set up as a charity a year ago, and the resource centre hopes to reach out to even more visually impaired children and families who need support.
It also aims to help parents and families understand and cope with the changing needs of children with visual impairment.
This is done through counselling, assessments and guidance from trained professionals.
The goal is to help those with visual impairments to live independently.
Madam Halimah said:"Often, parents are bewildered and lost when they discover about their child's impairment and may not know what to do. They ask themselves many questions.
“There is currently a gap in the support services provided for such families.”