Social inclusion was found to have the greatest impact on improving quality of life of persons with disabilities, but had the lowest score.
7 in 10 adults with disabilities chose level of independence as the area they desired the most improvement in.
6 in 10 adults with disabilities believed they cannot achieve their hopes and dreams.
76% increase in number of children diagnosed with developmental issues from 2010 to 2014.
20-25% of cases of preschoolers diagnosed with developmental issues are Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
A day of special education in social, motor, cognitive, communication and self-help skills for a student with autism can cost up to $146.
1 in 8 Singapore residents are affected by mental health conditions at some point in their lives.
3 in 10 persons with mental health conditions do not believe they can achieve their hopes and dreams.
Persons in recovery from mental health conditions did not feel that they had any future prospects or opportunities to contribute meaningfully to society.
Dementia affects 1 in 10 of those above 60andabove,and 1 in 2 of those 85 and above.
By 2030, 1 in 4 Singaporeans will be 65 or older; a two-fold increase compared to 2015.
Number of seniors facing social isolation expected to increase from 35,000 to 83,000 by 2030.
Last updated on : 12 Jan 2019