How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Helps a child receive 1 week of early intervention to aid their development
Provides 4 speech therapy sessions to help a child improve in his communication with his/her loved ones
Provides 4 days of specialised transport for a person with disabilities to access services at SPD
Provides a day of care and functional training for a person with disabilities at our Day Activity Centre
Our Campaign Storyends 31 Dec 2021, 11:59 PM
Did you know your donation has a butterfly effect? The butterfly effect refers to the theory that a tiny action can cause large effects. I am the living proof of this effect. Not only my promotion as a principal of a kindergarten vanished after I suffered a stroke and has hemiplegic condition at age 38. Doctor advised my family to send me to a nursing home. However, I worked hard in rehabilitation and was ready to enter the employment market after 3 years. High hopes turned to hopeless when I can't find jobs after countless attempts. I approached SPD and was offered training as an administrative trainee in their Sheltered Workshop. I am grateful to SPD for throwing me a life buoy when I'm sinking into depression. Fast forward to today, I was promoted to an executive staff with SPD and soon will be receiving my 15 years long service award. SPD not only allowed me to find my self-esteem and confidence but provide space for me to grow. Without SPD's support, I don't think I will be able to fulfil my dream to continue my study, be a befriender and speaker for more than 11 years spreading awareness of stroke and disabilities. Now I'm a proud grandmother of 2 grand kids and enjoying life with contentment. I do not know how big the butterfly effect will be, but I know it has a great impact on me, my family and everyone around me. I strongly believe SPD will continue to help many more people with disabilities but it's up to donors to create the butterfly effect.
About The Charity
SPD is a local charity set up in 1964 to help people with disabilities maximise their potential and be a part of mainstream society.
We are here to help children and youths with special needs reach for the stars and be the best that they can be through early intervention and educational support.
We strive to boost the self-reliance and mobility of persons with disabilities within the community, and we do so through therapy services, assistive technology and the support and encouragement of our care team.
Our day care programmes provide respite to families, making it possible for persons with disabilities to stay with their loved ones at home for as long as possible without having to resort to institutional care.
A strong advocate for inclusive employment, we train people with disabilities and work with them to seek suitable employment opportunities so that they can be financially independent and lead a full and engaged life.
After more than 50 years, we remain focused and committed to enabling people with disabilities.