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 13 Mar 2020, 11:59 PM
As we celebrate this festive occasion, we are thankful for the blessings in our lives. Let's multiply our blessings by playing a part to improve the lives of those who have to overcome challenges everyday just to be able to do the simple things.
Help us to raise the much-needed funds so that people with disabilities such as 28 year-old Ivan, can learn to be as self-reliant and independent as possible.
Ivan has autism, intellectual disability and visual impairment. He is unable to speak or communicate with others on his needs.
For 16 years, Ivan spent his time at home as no centre would take him in. His mother, Mdm Esah could not work as she had to take care of him. Ivan needs help with going to the toilet and bathing, and has to have walks to calm him down. Taking care of him is not easy and it has taken a toll on her health.
Since 2018, Ivan has been coming to SPD twice a week. The therapists engage him in activities to increase his attention span and ability to focus. He is now able to sit still for more than 10 minutes, something he could not do previously.
We are thankful for the little improvements as we continue to work with him so that he can be more independent. This will give Mdm Esah the much-needed respite.
Click on the 'Donate Today' button above to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities & their caregiver this Chinese New Year! :)
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.