School of Special Needs Education - ACC Institute of Human Services

Welcome to ACC School of Special Needs Education!

ACC School of Special Needs Education offers the course(s) to build awareness and impart strategies for managing an individual with special needs. Individuals who may find the course(s) especially useful and relevant are educators for children with special needs, caregivers and parents of children with special needs.

Be it for self-improvement, general knowledge or career advancement, you will benefit from our engaging teaching sessions and our lecturers’ years of experience in teaching and supporting children with special needs.

Trial Lesson

Join our classes for a trial lesson! You can attend 1 lesson of the ongoing morning or evening class and experience the lesson for yourself. Contact us via email or Whatsapp to register now.

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Class Photos

Specialist Diploma in Teaching Supporting Children with Special Needs Class Photo

Class photos may look a little different now but we are glad to hear that the students still feel well-connected with their classmates and lecturer.

Here’s a class photo from one of the recent modules that we conducted purely on Zoom in April 2020. We are happy to see students adapting to the online delivery of classes and having fun!

Group Photo


“The lecturer is always available to answer questions, and provide much support for our preparation for assignments and exams.
She is easy to get along and connects very well with the students. Mostly, she always go all out to enrich our learning experience and share her resources and advice in the industry generously with us! 👍👍👍” – WM, 2020

“I gained from the class sharing and dialogue. I enjoy the collaboration amongst team members for the oral presentation. We learned from each other and as a team. The project really helped us to gain deeper understanding on the effective use of interventions and practices.” – ES, 2019

“This module make me gain more extra and excellent knowledge about special needs kids, about their behaviour and developmental through all kinds of aspects and environment.” – JT, 2019

“(The lecturer) is competent and knowledgeable who excitably engages her class with her experiences in her work field and the visual aids. These made the class so much more interesting. She has also answered and explained explicitly in the concepts which may seemed to be confusing to us.” – JS, 2020

“The lecturer is by far, one of the most qualified, most engaging, concerned lecturer that I have met. She is engaging, professional and is very experienced. You can sense how concern she is about our learning and teach us with great passion. I appreciate her efforts for brining her therapy tools that she uses in her private setting. She is constantly trying to explain and help us understand the lessons. I enjoy her lessons a lot.” – FF, 2020


Specialist certificate in shadow teaching
Specialist Certificate in Understanding Developmental Disabilities and Giftedness

Programme duration: 1 month
Number of modules: 1
Frequency: 8 lessons conducted twice a week (Morning and evening classes available)

Specialist Diploma in Teaching and Supporting Children with Special Needs

Programme duration: 6 months
Number of modules: 4
Frequency: 8 lessons per module conducted twice a week (Morning and evening classes available)
Funding: Eligible for Skillsfuture Credit
Volunteer attachments available!

Specialist Certificate in Shadow Teaching

Programme duration: 1.5 months
Number of modules: 1
Frequency: 12 lessons per module conducted twice a week (Morning and evening classes available)
Features: Mandatory practicum attachments

Frequently-Asked Questions

A shadow teacher provides support for the student throughout the school day.  The shadow teacher supports the student in many ways, including filling in the gaps that exist in the learning process, helping the student build self-confidence, promoting interaction in the classroom, and ensuring the student stays focused and on task in the classroom. The shadow teacher helps the student be prepared and organized for class, enabling the student with the approaches for optimum learning.

This is done through identifying the child’s educational needs, increasing independence, reducing negative behaviours and facilitating the relationship between the child and class teacher.