All children 6 years and below with the diagnosis of autism may enrol for the WeCAN Early Intervention Programme (EIP). Children who are undergoing diagnostic assessment may be considered if they have a clinical recommendation from KK Women's & Children's Hospital or National University Hospital.

Singapore citizens and permanent residents are given priority.



A child can only be referred to WeCAN Early Intervention Progamme (EIP) through SGEnable (previously known as Centre for Enabled Living).

SGEnable is a non-profit organisation funded by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). It is the central referral agency for all Government Funded Early Intervention Programmes for Infants and Children (EIPIC) in Singapore. All referrals must go through SGEnable for national consolidation.

When a referral is received from SG Enable, we will contact the family and send out the respective application forms.

Once the completed application form is returned, we will invite the child for a Needs Assessment within one and the half months of the referral date.



A needs assessment is the next step in the WeCAN Early Intervention Programme (EIP) enrolment process. It is conducted by trained professionals from the WeCAN EIP Needs Assessment team.

Children on the waitlist are scheduled for assessment throughout the year. All parents and regular caregivers are encouraged to attend the assessment with the child.

Aims of Needs Assessment:

  • Gather information about child's functioning in autism areas
  • Assess child's learning strengths and needs
  • Determine suitability for WeCAN EIP
  • Provide information to parents on case management

Duration of assessment: Approximately 45 mins.

Cost of assessment: $32.10 (inclusive of 7% GST)

Outcome of assessment: The EIP team will discuss intervention options with the family. If the team finds the child suitable for the programme, we will place him/her on our waitlist untill a suitable vacancy arises. Parents will be contacted as soon as the placement arises for the child.

Please refer to www.sgenable.sg for estimated waiting time.



Orientation is conducted annually to inform parents on the programme delivery and outcomes. Should the child enter the programme during the school year, parents will be oriented separately.

Last modified on Thursday, 19 November 2020 13:13