Our adult trainees who are intellectually challenged sometimes do demonstrate behavioural issues, though they can perform efficiently in their daily work.
Unknowingly, some of them have been involved in common offences such as
To support our trainees and families, a Legal Network was established in 2001, with the following purposes:
Services are offered via a monthly Legal Clinic, where families and trainees consult a lawyer on their legal issues.
Our families have benefited with advices given on the following matters:
In 2002, MINDS EDS realised the lack of awareness towards disability medicine in Singapore.
Many youths with intellectual disability were observed to have neglected most of their medical needs, primarily due to of the lack of understanding by medical professionals on the special needs of the people with intellectual disability and caregivers' lack of knowledge on appropriate long term continual medical care and monitoring of their ward to prevent impairment to both quality of life and further disabilities.
A large proportion of caregivers also lacked proper information on available resources. As such, EDS formed a medical network comprising of various medical specialists to address the holistic care needs of the people with intellectual disability.
The network members came from the primary health care and specialists sector.
The role of the primary health care members was to provide basic medical screening on general health, consultation for referrals etc.
The specialists members provided both advice and consultation on special cases that needed greater acute intervention, particularly on mental health, skin infection management, neurology (epilepsy) etc.