Understanding individuals with special needs

Special Needs is a general term used to describe individuals who require assistance for disabilities that may be physical and/or psychological. Special Educational Needs or SEN is a more commonly known term, referring to a similar demographic but in educational settings. The more commonly known conditions are Down’s syndrome, Autism, Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).

Interacting and communicating with individuals with special needs may seem daunting at first, but with some basic understanding of their characteristics, you will realize very soon that they are not much different from us. We encourage you learn more about special needs and you can do so in the following ways:

  • look at our useful links to learn more
  • arrange a visit to volunteer at our centre or any other facilities for special needs individual to experience first-hand

 

Volunteering

At YES, trainees are always encouraged to interact with others as well as integrating themselves into local community. Our trainees particularly enjoy meeting and making new friends, of different backgrounds, ages and nationalities.

The YES programme operates on Mondays to Fridays with occasional special events during the weekends; we also enjoy celebrating different festivals and holidays. Therefore, there are plenty of opportunities if you are interested to know more about YES or just, want to meet some new friends.

To find out more and to arrange time for a visit, please contact us by email or by phone.

 

Donating

YES is founded and designed to be a self-financing programme. As a programme with a short history, we welcome and appreciate donations to subsidize and/or support different aspects of our operation.

We strongly encourage you to get in touch with us to know more about the YES programme or even arrange a visit to meet our trainees. Any types of donation are welcomed so please feel free to contact us to find out more or learn about the various aspects of the programme you could contribute to, specific to your wishes.