Programmes & Services
The Metta Day Activity Centre for the Intellectually Disabled was established in January 1995 to promote quality of life for needy individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Partially funded by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and National Council of Social Service (NCSS), our day care services cater for beneficiaries aged between 18 and 55 from various races and religions, who are diagnosed with intellectual impairment such as Down’s Syndrome, autism and developmental delay.
Such disorders often result in co-occurring conditions like impairment in adaptive functioning, which impede their communication, self-care and cognitive learning abilities.
Individual Care Plans
Designed to help our beneficiaries achieve maximum gains in their abilities, individual care plans are developed to formulate client-centric programmes that enhance their existing and latent capabilities.
Detailing specific interventions that address the needs and challenges unique to their disability profiles, these plans are executed via a comprehensive training curriculum, covering areas such as activities of daily living and community living skills.
The former promote their mastery of self-help skills, while the latter enable them to function adequately at home and in the community.
Measurable goals and objectives are determined regularly to define realistic standards and targets for subsequent evaluations of their progress. To ensure that they are well on track, we monitor and record their developments daily.
At the end of every six months, our care professionals hold case conferences with their primary caregivers to review their performance outcomes.
Proficiency milestones, programme and behavioural modifications are then charted in the setting of future targets.
This approach ensures that relevant programmes are consistently developed to meet the recipients’ changing needs, thus helping them gain desired levels of progress.
All programme outcomes and results are submitted to and assessed by the NCSS on a quarterly basis.
In tandem, we work closely with the governing bodies to augment our service model and professional competencies.
Going beyond their immediate needs, we provide our beneficiaries with equal access to mainstream opportunities, which are vital platforms for them to exercise choices, integration and independence.
Catering for their social and emotional well-being are group activities like excursions and grassroots events that keep them actively involved in the community, whereas creative pursuits the likes of arts and crafts, gardening, sensory stimulation and singing promote constructive hobbies and useful life skills in them.
Exercise routines are conducted every morning to improve their physical and functional fitness.
For those who have weak motor coordination skills or postural abnormalities, occupational therapy and physiotherapy are provided. Additionally, swimming and outdoor games are offered as rehabilitative sports.