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About Us

The Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf) is a social service organisation that has been serving the Deaf and Hard-of-hearing community in Singapore for the past six decades.

Established in 1955, SADeaf serves over 6,000 (FY19/20) Deaf and Hard-of-hearing persons. A member of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) and, is also supported by the Community Chest of Singapore, Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). Internationally, SADeaf is affiliated to the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and locally to the Children Charities Association (CCA).

SADeaf mission is to assist the Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons to achieve a better quality of life and to enable them to integrate and contribute to society.

It costs SADeaf approx. $5.1 million per year to run all its services and programmes and is dependent on the bulk of its funding on the generosity of corporate and the general public.

Our Programmes

SADeaf provides a gamut of services including:

Community integration support services ranging from:

-Counselling and Financial Assistance
-Employment Support
-Hearing Care Service
-Sign Language Courses
-Sign Language Interpretation
-Notetaking Service
-Deaf Awareness Programme
-Community Support Programme

In addition,

SADeaf offers Itinerant Support Service (ISS) serves students with hearing loss (who are Singaporean citizens or Permanent Residents) in mainstream schools. To achieve better integration of students with hearing loss into schools and the community, we work with their families, schools and the community. These comes in the form of social work, learning support and speech therapy among others.

We also provide Deaf Education support and training from primary to vocational level. The SADeaf also operates the Mountbatten Vocational School (ITE Approved Training Center) catering to students with various disabilities such as hearing loss, intellectual disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Down syndrome. Currently, MVS offers the ITE Certificates in Food Preparation, Food and Beverage Service, and Housekeeping Operations.
  • Disability
  • Social Service

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The Singapore Association for the Deaf

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