Organisation Profile | SPD - Singapore


Organisation Profile

  • Organisational Profile

    SPD focuses on helping people with disabilities maximise their potential and integrating them into mainstream society. Through close to 20 programmes that encompass early intervention, rehabilitation, employment support, training, education, consultation and assessment in assistive technology, day care, and social service support, SPD serves more than 5,000 people with physical, sensory and learning disabilities, helping them become self-reliant and independent.


    Founded in 1964 by a group of Rotarians, it was known as Society for Aid to the Paralysed (SAP). In the earlier years, SAP provided employment opportunities at its sheltered workshop to people with disabilities who had difficulties seeking open employment. The organisation was renamed Society for the Physically Disabled (SPD) in May 1998 and subsequently to just SPD in July 2014 to better reflect the work that we do to serve people beyond physical disabilities.