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 specialised transport for a client to access services at SPD
About Campaignends 30 Sep 2020, 11:59 PM
One of the families affected is Syed Rayyan's. Rayyan is 5 and has cerebral palsy. Because of this, he cannot speak & has limited control of his limbs. He must also take medications daily for his muscles & seizures. However, he hasn't let his condition deter him from learning & has responded positively in his rehabilitation with SPD.
SPD has helped Rayyan by heavily subsidising his therapy fees. Since then, he has greatly improved in his gross motor skills where he is now able to stand with the support of leg braces and use a buzzer to indicate 'yes' & 'no'. SPD has also helped him get a wheelchair & to obtain an assistive technology device to enable him to communicate.
During the Circuit Breaker, we provided tele-rehabilitation & home-based learning so that his condition did not deteriorate. Materials & caregiver support were provided to ensure that his parents were adequately supported.
Rayyan's mother suffered a mild stroke earlier this year and only managed to return to work recently. His father had to undergo a pay cut as his company was affected by COVID19. With 5 children to take care of, the Syed family find themselves facing hardships during this period.
Please give generously so that we can continue to support more families like Rayyan's. Thank you.
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.