RDA Charity Gala Dinner 19 Mar 2016– Help Ali make new friends
by Woh Hup (Private) Limited
Our Campaign Storyends 31 Mar 2016, 12 AM
Ali has Autism. This makes it difficult for him to communicate and make friends.
Sometimes, Ali gets upset by loud noises and his mood swings cause him to lash out at his mother and teachers.
Being a single mother supporting a special needs child and two other younger children.
Ali’s mother Mdm Faridah has had a tough time balancing the financial, physical and emotional needs of all her children.
Her hope is that Ali would be able to grow up to live independently.
The RDA’s horse-riding therapy sessions have helped Ali become calmer.
Ali started to show improvement after just a few sessions from our 10-week programme.
Mdm Faridah is grateful and happy that Ali is able to adapt to school life better and is also making new friends.
Buy a Ticket or a Table and come with a group of 10 friends to join the
‘COMIC-CON’ themed RDA Charity Gala Dinner on 19 March 2016 at the Shangri-La Singapore.
RDA is the only registered charity in Singapore which has been providing free therapeutic and rehabilitative horse-riding for children and adults with disabilities for the past 35 years.
We provide horse-riding therapy (hippotherapy) to those with special needs. Hippotherapy has helped those with physical disability like cerebral palsy with improved muscle tone and motor functions. Those with learning disability like autism have seen improved social skills and better sensory sensitivity.
As part of the therapy, we bring our riders out for walks at a nearby forested trail. For many of our riders with physical disabilities, going into a forest is impossible on a wheelchair or with a walking aid. But they can do so with ease on a horse-back.
Over the years, some of our riders have advanced beyond therapy riding to international competition level! Two of our riders, Gemma Foo and Maximillian Tan, who represented Singapore in the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Paralympics Games started their riding sessions