Mrs Goh Chok Tong became the Patron of DAS.


DAS held its first Charity Dinner and Dance at the ballroom of Shangri-La Hotel. Mrs Goh Chok Tong was the Guest-of-Honour. A total of $250,000 was raised.

JUN Dr Lee Wei Ling, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist and Head of the Learning Disorders Clinic at School Health Services became Advisor to DAS.
JUL Dr Aline Wong, Senior Minister of State (Education & Health) announced a MOE-DAS joint project and a starting grant of $500,000 which included $95,000 for the renovation of another DAS Learning Centre at Ping Yi Primary School. The balance was a subsidy paid over the following three years. 
SEP DAS Learning Centre at Clementi Community Centre was officially opened by Mrs Goh Chok Tong, DAS Patron. 




DAS appointed its first Executive Director, Mrs Linda Low.  


A symposium on dyslexia, sponsored by the British Association of Singapore, was held to increase public awareness of this learning difficulty. DAS Patron, Mrs Goh Chok Tong, was the Guest-of-Honour at the opening ceremony of DAS Learning Centre in Ping Yi Primary School.  


60 teachers from various primary schools attended a Dyslexia Awareness Course jointly organised by the MOE and DAS. 
OCT DAS organised a Gala Dinner to celebrate its 5th Anniversary on 27 October 1996. 
OCT DAS appointed its second Executive Director, Ms Zunaidah Shahul Hamid. 
DEC Student Enrolment at DAS jumped to 188. Of these students, 128 were in the Primary One to Fourage range.