How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Enables persons with disabilities to be self-reliant and independent.
Keeps a client at home with his loved ones instead of turning to institutional care.
Provides specialised transport for a beneficiary to access services at SPD.
Helps a child improve his communication with the world through speech therapy.
About Campaignends 25 Aug 2019, 11:59 PM
But what if we lose the ability to use our dominant hand, be it through an accident or illness? These could become daunting tasks that challenge our self-reliance every day.
45-year-old Terence is among the many individuals whom SPD is supporting. When he was 23, Terence contracted Viral Encephalitis, a viral infection to the brain and lost his ability to walk, speak and control of his bladder. He had to relearn how to perform basic activities of daily living, very often with his non-dominant hand.
Much funds are needed to help people with disabilities (PWD) like Terence access therapy services and care to learn and maintain their functional mobility so as to perform daily tasks.
SPD is initiating this SPD Left Hand Challenge to encourage individuals like you to step into the shoes of a PWD like Terence to experience and overcome one day-to-day challenge.
Through this challenge, we aim to raise awareness of these day-to-day challenges faced by PWD and raise much needed funds to help them access therapy services and care to learn how to overcome their challenges.
Donate now or visit www.spd.org.sg/spd-left-hand-challenge for more information.
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.