- Opening of Seeds Cafe, a community space to foster greater inclusion.
- Opening of OOSH, a before and after school care service, at the Margaret Drive campus.
- Rainbow Centre’s third campus, Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School (Woodlands), receives its first batch of 39 students at its interim site at 11 Marsiling Lane. The campus caters to students with autism.
Launch of a new logo and refreshed vision and mission statements to express Rainbow Centre’s enduring commitment to help persons with disabilities to be empowered and thriving in inclusive communities.
The programme for students with autism is extended to complete at 18 years old, providing a seamless educational programme leading to vocational training.
Ngee Ann Polytechnic collaborated with RCTC to develop the new Advanced Diploma and Certificate in Early Childhood Intervention (Special Needs) courses.
Rainbow Centre and Autism Resource Centre (ARC) jointly started Pathlight School. Pathlight School is now fully run by ARC.
The Preschool Integration Enhancement Programme (PRiEP) began to provide training and professional support to pre-school centres with children with special needs. Now known as Rainbow Centre Training & Consultancy (RCTC), it supports professionals working in the social service, public and corporate sectors as well as caregivers.
Rainbow Centre started BSS to cope with the increasing number of children on our waiting lists. The school was later renamed as Rainbow Centre – Balestier School (RCBS).
Rainbow Centre was established. MDSS became autonomous from the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) and came under the umbrella of Rainbow Centre.
MDSS became the first special education school to introduce a programme for children with autism from 2 to 12 years old.
The Singapore Council of Social Service (SCSS) started Margaret Drive Special School (MDSS) with a Programme for Children with Multiple Handicaps (PCMH), and took over the Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Young Children (EIPIC) from MINDS.