Our Campaign Story

ends 30 Jun 2021, 11:59 PM

This campaign is created in support of National Dysphagia Awareness Month in June.

My best friend had cerebral palsy which affected the development of his legs. However, he has overcame adversity to become one of the foremost leaders of the disability sector in India. I strongly believe that any child with cerebral palsy if given the right support can do anything in life.

Dysphagia is the medical term that refers to feeding and swallowing difficulties. Dysphagia can happen to anyone, but it is a common condition among our clients with cerebral palsy, a lifelong condition that affects movement & posture.

About Campaign

This campaign is created in support of National Dysphagia Awareness Month in June.

Dysphagia is the medical term that refers to feeding and swallowing difficulties. Dysphagia can happen to anyone, but it is a common condition among our clients with cerebral palsy, a lifelong condition that affects movement & posture.

To support the needs of our clients in this area, the CPAS Speech and Language Pathology (SLP) department manages the Feeding and Swallowing Clinic. Started in 2010, the clinic involves a team of Allied Health Professionals including, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists as well as a volunteer Dietician.

The clinic provides comprehensive assessments & recommendations for clients with feeding, swallowing, and/or oro-motor and/or sensory issues to facilitate safe & improved eating, drinking & swallowing skills. The clinic also has the expertise to provide Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (VitalStim Therapy) that administers a low voltage electrical current to stimulate the muscles responsible for swallowing.

Thanks to support from various donations received from kind corporate & individual donors like yourself, we are also able to provide access to specialty feeding equipment at subsidised rates. This includes equipment such as adaptive feeding & drinking utensils, thickeners, oral motor tools & oral hygiene products.

Your donation will help us maintain & improve our therapy services. Thank you!

#CPASALLIEDHEALTH

About The Charity

Established in 1957, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) was formerly known as The Spastic Children's Association of Singapore (SCAS).

Currently, CPAS serves over 700 children and adults with cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities. Our fully-integrated programmes and services cater to the developmental needs of persons with the condition and maximise their functional independence at every stage of life. CPAS provides persons with cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities with early intervention, special education, rehabilitation services, day activity centre programmes as well as vocational training and gainful employment in Singapore.

Cerebral palsy is a physical disability that affects movement and posture. It is caused by illness or injury to the brain before or during birth, or early in life. Cerebral palsy is not curable and affects different parts of the body.

Our Vision:

Empowering persons with cerebral palsy or multiple disabilities to realise their full potential and lead fulfilled, dignified lives.

Our Mission:

Delivering fully integrated programmes and services at the highest standards with passion, integrity, care, and excellence

Creating awareness of Cerebral Palsy and multiple disabilities, and advocating equal opportunities for all persons with the condition.

SUPPORTED CAUSES
Children & Youth
Disability
Education
Social Service