Started in 1991 and formerly known as TEACH ME, Community Integration Service (CIS) aims to support the integration of children and youth with physical disabilities and low vision into their schools and community to reach their fullest potential.
This is achieved by empowering clients with skills for holistic development and promoting supportive environments in collaboration with families, educators and community partners. CIS has been awarded the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) Accreditation.
School Integration (In partnership with the Ministry of Education):
- Consultations and case conferences with school personnel to identify and address the students’ integration needs within the school
- Assessment, recommendations and trainings for school personnel and students on the use of education assistive technology
- Access accommodation, which are specific accommodations necessary for school and national level examinations
- School transition support for children moving into a different educational environment
- Increasing the schools’ awareness on issues pertaining to disability (e.g. use of mobility aids, training for fire evacuation, school accessibility audits)
- Therapy services (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy)
- Psychological Intervention
- Functional Numeracy and Literacy Training
- Independent Living Skills Training (ILS) Training/camp
- Career Guidance
- Sport and Enrichment
- Parent / Caregiver Training and Support
CIS celebrated its 30th anniversary on 20 November 2021. Check out the live recording below.
Also, hear from AWWA’s CEO, Karthik, and past clients on the history of CIS and how CIS supported them on their journey.
Community Integration Service