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
WHAT IS LOVE?
Love is priceless. Let me share with you. When I was born, I was like any playful kid until doctor diagnosed me as having SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) which means my muscle will become weaker and other health issues will develop. At first, I did not know about the diagnosis until one day I found myself slowly become weaker. When my parents told me about my condition, I was very sad and cried. I became emotional and no interact with people and bullied by my classmates. Until secondary one that I experienced love from everyone. Their love was displayed in their actions which touched me. During Physical Education periods, my classmates asked our teacher for permission to bring me to the field to watch them play and others. Slowly, I started to accept them. After I ended my studies at ITE, I was at home for quite a long time without any work or future. I am therefore always grateful to the SPD social worker who came and asked me to join SPD and I start learning designing course which SPD provided. With my skills, I was able to make a living and even went on to save enough to continue my studies.
It is a life of experiencing love, love which helped me on a journey from getting stuck in my emotions to where I am today especially with the support of SPD. If SPD had not stepped in to help me, I am sure I will now be still at home without a future and without hope. I believe SPD will continue to support and help more people 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.