Social isolation is one of the key issues faced by young adults with moderate to severe disabilities. Many of them are not in full-time services, employment, or meaningfully engaged with the community. Yet, like anyone, they too desire connection, relationships, and opportunities to grow and lead a full life.
To come alongside these young adults in their quest for an empowered and thriving life in an inclusive community, we work with like-minded partners to be their community connectors.
Rainbow Centre SPED student Kai Lee’s dream is to sing, and we empower her to make it happen.
Connected Communities Services
We invite you to enrol in our Connected Communities Services, where we journey with young persons with disabilities to realise their full potentials and live a thriving life.
Connected Communities Services is best described as a life coaching service. It is built on the premise that everyone wants a good life – one where you are safe, healthy, engaged, connected, independent, included and heard.
Our life coach starts what we call ‘the Good Life journey’ with the young adult by understanding him/her and getting to know what his/her aspirations are. Family members are invited to be part of this journey to co-create a shared vision of the young adult’s good life plan.
We have facilitated more than 200 Good Life Envisioning sessions with young people and their family members. We have seen how when we take time to hear their voices and their dreams, our minds expand, our imaginations are unlocked and possibilities are ignited.
We believe that our young people must and can thrive in their communities. Over a one-year period, Connected Communities Services therefore strives to build a community of care around every young person and their families, so that they are engaged and connected in their communities, participating meaningfully and contributing to their communities.
Who Should Apply?
Connected Community Services is open to young adults aged 18-35 years old who have a disability. Family members are encouraged to enrol together with the young adult. Priority will be given to those who do not qualify for vocational training programmes and are currently not enrolled in full-time day activity centres or sheltered workshops.
Applicants must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.
Our programmes fees are tiered to ensure affordability. The fees may range from $30-$900 (one time payment).
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of our application form.
Volunteers, join us as a Good Life Befriender to members of our Connected Communities Services.
Young Adult Activities! (YAA!)
Young Adult Activities! (YAA!) is a community club that aims to enhance the quality of life for persons with moderate to severe disabilities by reducing social isolation.
We bring members and their caregivers together through a variety of ability-appropriate activities that cater to members’ interests. There’s something for everyone!
Core Activities run for 8 to 10 weeks. This creates opportunities for meaningful engagement and relationship building among members, caregivers, and volunteers. Core activities center around four aspects: self-expression, daily living skills, fitness, and therapy. Activities may include weekly swimming, horse-riding, baking, visual arts, and body movement classes.
A variety of one-off activities gives members a wide range of experiences. These include excursions and classes that members can look forward to.
Festive and Birthday Celebrations
Have fun at our quarterly festive celebrations and personalise your birthday celebration with your loved ones with us.
Volunteering opportunities are available. Everyone can give back to society in his or her own way!
- The applicant must be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident.
- The applicant should be at least 16 years and above.
- Parental / guardian consent is required.
- Not applicable for those in full-time services.
A nominal membership fee of $120 a year to offset operational costs.
- Email us at email@example.com
- Meet programme coordinator for discussion. Make payment to Rainbow Centre.
- View our activities calendar and sign up.
- Check your email for the confirmation letter.