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Support Programme for Employees with Disabilities

Target Group

Applicants under the SPED must be employers of persons with disabilities and their employees with disabilities. 

The categories of disability included 

  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder;
  • Specific learning difficulties;
  • Physical disability;
  • Visceral disability;
  • Speech impairment;
  • Mental illness;
  • Autism;
  • Intellectual disability;
  • Visual impairment;
  • Hearing impairment.

Applicants must be nominated and referred by the following referring organisations

  • Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) operating SWD-subvented vocational rehabilitation services;
  • NGOs running training courses for persons with disabilities or persons recovering from work injuries with the funding support of the Employees Retraining Board;
  • the Selective Placement Division of the Labour Department;
  • the Vocational Training Council;
  • Po Leung Kuk.

 Application and Withdrawal


  • Social Welfare Department will invite applications throughout the year.
  • Applicants may consult Po Leung Kuk for cases requiring special arrangement.
  • Applications from employers should be made on the specified application form to Social Welfare Department through the referring organisations, together with quotations from at least two suppliers for each item.


  • Applicants can withdraw from this programme at any time simply by notifying Po Leung Kuk SPED Office and SWD in writing (by email or by post).


Please visit the website of Social Welfare Department to download the application form and information note on SPED︰

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