The first Dyslexia Conference was held and over 500 teachers, therapists and parents attended, along with a number of foreign delegates from Brunei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.


DAS launched the “DAS at the libraries” to raise awareness about dyslexia. Several awareness talks in English, Malay, Tamil and Mandarin were conducted at various public libraries.

AUG The Rotary Club of Raffles City (RCRC) held its 31st Installation Ceremony and the event was graced by Guest-of-Honour, Mr S. Dhanabalan, Chairman of Temasek Holdings. A total of $100,000 was raised for DAS at the event.
NOV A first in Asia where topics on various aspects of SpLD were delivered, DAS Seminar Week was held over a series of five days at the Suntec Singapore Convention Centre. The event was made possible by the Lee Foundation who contributed $50,000 to support the event. Other sponsors included SPH Foundation and the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple.




The Dyslexia Raise Awareness Week was held in its third year running and featured week-long activities with interactive activities such as ‘Building Self-Esteem’ at the Singapore Management University. In the same month, DAS International was launched as a wholly-owned subsidiary of DAS. It supported Singaporeans and expatriate students on a one-to-one basis and focused on a wider range of learning differences.


The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) selected DAS as one of its four beneficiaries of its Community Investment Programme.


DAS held its third annual conference themed “Success with Technology” - a first in Asia for students and adults with specific learning differences. The focus was on Assistive Technology and how it can benefit and facilitate children’s learning.
APR DAS opened its Tampines Learning Centre and the opening event was graced by Mr Masagos Zulkifli Bin Masagos Mohamad, Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and MP for Tampines GRC.


DAS celebrated 21 years of helping individuals with learning differences with a Charity Gala Dinner which raised a total of $1.3 million. The event was graced by Guest-of-Honour DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam, DAS Patron Mrs Goh Chok Tong, DAS Executive Committee members and major donors. There was a performance by DAS students as well as a charity auction.

OCT The Register of Educational Therapists (Asia) or RETA was officially launched at Traders Hotel. RETA members are classified according to their professional experiences and qualifications in the field of educational therapy.