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TDR will be issued for donations of $10 and above.


How Your Donation Makes a Difference

About Us

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.

Our Programmes

Children & Youth Empowerment
- An early head-start to kids through early intervention
- Equal educational opportunities for students with disabilities

Economic Self-Reliance - To increase employability through
- Vocational and work
- Preparation training

Independent Living
- Centre and home-based therapy services
- Application of assistive technology to overcome the limitations of disabilities
- Structured training at day care programme

Social Support - Holistic support rendered to clients and caregivers through
- Case management
- Counselling
- Befriending
- Caregiver support
- Consultation
- Application of schemes

Enabling the Sector
- Provide therapy services to other SSAs and community organisations
- Provide training on AT for caregivers and consultancy projects for SSAs or institutions
- Conduct workshops for those working with children with special needs in classrooms

Advocating Change
- Foster greater disability awareness and community inclusion through public education talks and workshops
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Disability
  • Social Service

Melissa Tan

SPD (formerly Society for the Physically Disabled)

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