Special Needs

CAN SG SCHOOLS EVER MIX FOREIGNERS, LOCALS, ELEMENTARY AND SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS UNDER ONE ROOF?

There are 250 students, including 12 special needs children who are mixed with the overall student population. It has 58 teachers and 25 staff, which works out to a teachers to students ratio of about 2.3 : 10, and a staff to students ratio of about 1 : 10. The teachers’ salary range from 2.5 to 5.5 million rupiah (S$265 to S$582).

The school is licensed to operate by the Government and has been refusing to take certain government funding for many years, because of the conditions that come with such funding. Needy students also get scholarships to study free of charge. Of the about 250 students – about eight of them are foreigners. No distinction is made between Indonesian and foreign students.

Many graduates from the school keep coming back to be volunteers. I spoke to one who spoke in perfect English, who was full of praise for his experience as a student.

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WOMAN CALLS SPECIAL NEEDS BOY "B*ST*RD", CALLS HIS MOM USELESS FOR GIVING BIRTH TO HIM

Totally upset over what happened to a fellow mummy of a Williams Syndrome child in our WS parent support group...

My friend was at a 7-11 and her child went behind the cashier's counter to play with the spinning fan. This Aunty in the pic/video scolded my friend for being an incompetent mother and said that she should have controlled him

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WP GERALD GIAM: SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN SHOULD PAY SAME SCHOOL FEES AS NORMAL KIDS

The school fees in special needs schools tend to be much higher ($350/month in the case of Pathlight) than in mainstream schools (although there are subsidies for the needy). I shared my view that parents of special needs children should not be paying any more in school fees, than those with children in mainstream schools.

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