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
I'm a volunteer SPD activity facilitator for adults with Autism. In this role, I work with SPD's staff once weekly to manage an outdoor training circuit for their clients. We work one-on-one across seven to nine stations, which include therapeutic exercises like ball slams and activities that involve crossing the midline to reinforce pathways in the brain. Sometimes, clients are not enthusiastic about exercising, so positive reinforcement and patience are crucial!
After everyone has completed their fitness circuit, we come together for a cool down and head inside to do crafting activities. Together with a staff member, I track the clients progress on each exercise, and I can happily say that everyone has already improved in the areas of strength, endurance, coordination, and the willingness to work up a sweat!
One client struggles significantly with mood and auditory regulation, and we weren't sure if she'd be willing to participate. After making some accommodations, she is well on her way to mastering the current exercise routine. Another client was becoming agitated in our sessions because he didn't think that he could complete the task. Now, he's able to finish the circuit confidently.
In only a few months, the progress has been measurable. What might be possible over a year or more?
Please help in supporting SPD's activities. Even a small donation goes a long way to boost the health, self-efficacy and independence of people living with disabilities.
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.