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APSN Centre for Adults (CFA), is a sheltered workshop that serves as an alternative for post-secondary special education and caters to individuals with special needs (Mild Intellectual Disabilities, IQ range 50-70), aged 18 and above. The vocational training centre provides sheltered enterprise training and job placement opportunities. Our trainees are empowered through best practices in vocational training, realistic on-the-job training and support services until they are ready for the workforce.

ART:DIS Singapore

Started in 1993, ART:DIS Singapore (formerly known as Very Special Arts Singapore) is dedicated to creating learning and livelihood opportunities for persons with disabilities in the arts. They organise art programmes, projects, collaboratinos, exhibitions and performances for persons with disabilities to reach for excellence and be relevant in the future. Furthermore, ART:DIS creates pathways for persons with disabilities to creatively express themselves through arts, gain confidence and be part of the community.

Bizlink Centre Singapore Ltd

Bizlink Centre is a non-profit organisation dedicated to serving the disadvantaged individuals, in particular persons with disabilities, through training and employment in Singapore. Bizlink is a registered charity with the office of the Commissioner of Charities and is conferred the status of the Institution of Public Character (IPC).

There are six social enterprises under Bizlink, including Gifts & Design/Hampers & Wellness Packs are 2 social enterprises that offers an array of professionally crafted gifts, hampers and wellness packs designed and arranged by Persons with Disabilities. Beneficiaries are trained in terms of craft skills for gifts, and designing and assembling of hampers and wellness packs.

Other social enterprises such as Bizlink Food & Beverage (F&B) collaborated with Institute of Mental Health to provide training and employment to the disadvantaged. It seeks to empower persons with disabilities and the disadvantaged to achieve independence, dignity and inclusion into the society through training and employment.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore

Established in 1957, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) is a social service agency serving over 700 persons with cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities. CPAS provides early intervention, special education, rehabilitation services, day activity centre programmes, as well as vocational training and gainful employment in Singapore.

The Goodwill, Rehabilitation and Occupational Workshop (GROW) provides vocational training and employment for adults with cerebral palsy or multiple disabilities. Trainees are involved in social enterprises initiatives and projects in the workshop, which develops their skills, build their self esteem and provide an avenue for them to reach out socially to the public.

Connezt Dots

Connezt  Dots is a social enterprise that aims to provide employment for the less  privileged, single mothers, low-income and home-bounded families through the  sales of the 100 Bliss Blanket. The enterprise aims to not only create  employment to the underprivileged ladies, but also to empower them with a  sense of achievement with the knowledge that they have the capability to earn  and contribute to the society.

Crunchy Teeth

Crunchy Teeth is a bakery specialising in quality handmade baked cookies and  pastries. Being the first subsidiary launched by Works of Hope, Crunchy Teeth  is a grounds-up inclusive project that transforms the employment prospects for  youths and adults with autism. Their goal is to equip interns with basic  baking skills to empower them with abilities to seek employment, enjoy  independence and active participation in society.


DON8URI, a F&B social enterprise (co-founded by a Deaf & a Hearing) advocates for social integration of deaf individuals by providing them gainful employment with the ultimate social mission to equip them with the relevant skills and eventually the capability to embark on their respective entrepreneurial journey to pay it forward.

On top of a selection of gourmet donburi curated by deaf advocates, DON8URI also conducts sign language workshops to foster greater inclusion and bridge communication between the Deaf and the hearing.

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Down Syndrome Association (Singapore)

Down Syndrome Association (Singapore) (DSA) is a non-profit social service agency established in 1995. DSA aims to enable persons with Down syndrome to attain their full potential, provide support to families with Down syndrome, and to work towards providing better opportunities for a better and secured future for their clients.

DSA provides a platform for their artisans to craft and design products, which showcase the abilities of persons with Down syndrome and helps to instill confidence in them. Sales proceeds will go towards supporting the  needs of the local Down syndrome community.

Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd

Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd is a social service agency and charity. It focuses on enhancing the quality of life and independence for the visually impaired (VI) community in Singapore through the provision of various rehabilitation programme.

Shop for exclusive GDS merchandise, where all sales proceeds go towards  funding their rehabilitation programmes to help VI clients regain their  independence.

Mouth & Foot Painting Artists

The  Mouth and Foot Painting Artists (MFPA) is an international for-profit association wholly owned and run by artists with disabilities to help them  meet with their financial needs. Members paint with brushes held in their mouth or feet, creating original artworks that are fabricated on merchandise  such as calendar, greeting cards and stationeries.

Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS)

Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) focus on empowering every individual with disabilities and their families to enable them to participate as fully as possible in society.

Part of MINDS' Social Enterprise Programmes includes MINDS Bakers and MINDS Craft. MIND Bakers aims to create employment opportunities and support the upgrading of skills for persons with intellectual disabilities.

Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore)

Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore), MDAS, is a non-profit social service agency formed by a group of caring and concerned individuals to support persons with Muscular Dystrophy and their families facing the life-threatening effects of an incurable and debilitating condition.

The Creative Chair is a social enterprise branding by MDAS, providing an official platform to showcase the works of persons with muscular dystrophy and to create greater awareness of their creative abilities.

In addition to fine arts, members are trained in digital arts like graphic design and website design, in hopes to provide more opportunities for gainful freelance employment.

My Inspiring Journey (MIJ) Hub

My Inspiring Journey Hub (or "MIJ Hub") is a non-profit organisation that offers academic curriculum and daily living skills catered for students, aged 2 to 30 years old, with learning differences. Started out in 2011 being the only organisation to offer weekend Islamic classes for 15 students with disabilities, MIJ Hub has since impacted more than 800 individuals.

Through Ashraf's Cafe, they aim to serve good food while empowering individuals with disabilities to gain skills for employment, and for the larger society to practise acceptance.

Through INSPO, individuals with disabilities are provided a platform to showcase their talents and grits to inspire inclusiveness within the society.


SPD is a charity in Singapore that helps people with disabilities of all ages to maximise their potential and integrate them into mainstream society through over 20 programmes.

As part of SPD's Sheltered Workshop programme,  SPD Artisan Collab hosts a group of artisans with disabilities to provide them with employment and vocational training opportunities. Through this platform, artisans get to hone specialised artistry in book-making, book restoration, and leather-crafting.  Each artisan brings his/her unique skillset to the team, binding books and creating personalisable leather gifts with a cause.

Singapore Anglican Community Services

Singapore Anglican Community Services (SACS) is a community service arm of the Diocese of Singapore. SACS partner with Singapore government, other care agencies and members of the community to serve the community through three pillars of services - Psychiatric, Senior as well as Family and Children Services.

Under SACS's social enterprises including thrift shop and rehabilitation workshops, these initiatives have helped persons recovering from mental health conditions to re-build their confidence and sustain employment in the retail industry.

Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped

The Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped is the national voluntary welfare organisation for the visually handicapped.

SAVH introduced many initiatives to provide employment opportunities for their visually impaired clients.

Mobile Massage Team (MMT) facilitates the provision of massage services by a group of qualified, visually-handicapped masseurs at SAVH or external venues. The Touch Art Programme equips clients with skills to produce different handicraft items, and provide them a platform to showcase their talents, opportunities to socialise with them, and employment opportunities through making handicraft items.

St. Andrew's Autism Centre

St. Andrew's Autism Centre (SAAC) was established in 2005 to meet a growing need to serve individuals on the autism spectrum. Through the years, the organisation expanded their services to include St. Andrew's Autism School (SAAS) and Day Activity Centre (DAC). They aim to ensure that individuals with autism are able to get their best shots at leading dignified and meaningful lives.

Today, the organisation serve over 450 persons with autism through their special education school, day activity centres, and Singapore's residential home for persons with autism.

Under SAAC's Colours Project, items featuring artworks or designs adapted from artworks by students and clients at SAAC are retailed. The current range includes a variety of thermos flasks and mugs, and eco-friendly luggage tags.


TER Enterprise Pte Ltd (or "The Everyday Revolution") is a social enterprise focuses on working with young adults with disabilities who are able to do any form of artworks and handicrafts. TER aims to help incorporate their designs into lifestyle merchandise and to source for commission works.

These commission works can be extended to artwork inspired merchandise and corporate gifts. Additionally, the enterprise collaborates extensively with graphic design, web design talents and other able-bodied talents in production of their merchandise.

TER also assist in marketing these products and services, thus giving these young adults a sense of self worth and dignity and an opportunity to contribute to their own financial independence partially.

TOUCH Community Services

JOURNEY is an award-winning Singapore brand under TOUCH Community Services, representing the creative talents of persons with intellectual disabilities. Through JOURNEY, the artworks of artists with disabilities from TOUCH are recognised and shared with a wider public as well as corporates.

Currently, JOURNEY supports about 70 artists, who will earn an income from the sale of their art, as well as gain access to opportunities for collaborations that showcase their talents and tenacity.

The Animal Project

The Animal Project is a social enterprise that celebrates the abilities of artists with disabilities. Through the curation of quality lifestyle products from these artists' artworks, the enterprise seeks to raise awareness and contribute to people with disabilities in Singapore. Proceeds made from the sales of merchandise will contribute towards the artists' income.

The Art Faculty

The Art Faculty (TAF) is a social enterprise by Autism Resource Centre, a charity based in Singapore. TAF retails art pieces and merchandise created by talented individuals on the autism spectrum. For every sale of artwork and merchandise, the differently-abled artists earn royalties, and also learn about the value of good work habits and financial independence.

Through collaborations with brands, retailers, organisations, social enterprises and art practitioners, TAF aims to maximise the potential and showcase the talents of artists with disabilities.

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