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
About Campaignends 10 Mar 2023, 11:59 PM
Take a moment from your busyness to make a donation and to rally your family, friends and colleagues to donate so that children with special needs like Awlia can receive early intervention services to overcome as much of her physical limitations as possible. Here is her story..
Awlia has spina bifida, a condition that results in severe structural scoliosis on her spine, limited left shoulder movements, and weak muscles around her trunk and limbs. She requires assistance in her daily activities such as dressing and moving around.
In 2020, Awlia's parents enrolled her in the SPD Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC) where her physiotherapist performed stretching exercises on her spinal muscle to keep her spine flexible and to delay the spinal curve progression. She has also progressed from crawling, standing, walking with the help of walking aids, to now, walking independently which was a remarkable achievement.
Awlia's eyes sparkle with determination as she now works on improving trunk rotation, spinal mobility and upper limb strengthening.
Your donation will play a part in improving the lives of persons with disabilities and their caregivers this Chinese New Year. May your New Year be filled with warmth, peace, happiness and good health.
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.