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01/2018 Updates

SPD Celebrates Occupational Therapy Day 2018

SPD Celebrates Occupational Therapy Day 2018

19 January 2018

Every year during Occupational Therapy Day, SPD’s occupational therapists (OT) work hard to come up with fresh ideas to allow participants to understand more about the difficulties faced by clients going for occupational therapy, and to give everyone a glimpse into what OTs do day in and day out. Read on to find out what exactly happened!

63 Children Progressed to SPED and Mainstream Schools

63 Children Progressed to SPED and Mainstream Schools

19 January 2018

63 children graduated from EIPIC late last year. The annual event was held at Methodist Girls’ School to celebrate the completion of their EIPIC journey. We wish them all the best in their future endeavours!

Celebrating Life’s Every Triumph Together – Renee Abigail Soh

Celebrating Life’s Every Triumph Together – Renee Abigail Soh

19 January 2018

Ms Renee Abigail Soh, 22, was diagnosed with hearing loss in both ears. Now a full-time assistant human resource officer at multi-national construction company, Dragages Singapore, Renee shared with senior advocacy analyst Poh Sho Siam the joy and satisfaction she gets in her job and encourages others to pursue their goals and find their own happiness.

My NoNNa’s Wheelchair-friendly Workplace

My NoNNa’s Wheelchair-friendly Workplace

05 January 2018

The option of being employed may seem far-fetched for some individuals with disabilities, and they may choose to remain home. Lack of social interaction outside their homes may also affect these individuals’ mental wellbeing. After witnessing a close family friend regressing in this manner, Ms Geraldine Tan decided to set up My NoNNa's to help offer a solution. My NoNNa’s is a café that is also a social enterprise that gives people with disabilities meaningful employment and trains them to prepare and serve Italian food at schools.

In Conversation with Chan Yi Ren, Speech Therapist

In Conversation with Chan Yi Ren, Speech Therapist

05 January 2018

Few may be aware of the work done by speech therapists. Here, we speak to SPD speech therapist Chan Yi Ren about the occupation.

SPD’s Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts

SPD’s Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts

05 January 2018

Giving back to the society is important. Between October and December every year, SPD’s staff take part in many different activities to reach out to, spread love and care and to make a difference in various communities around Singapore. This year, over 300 staff contributed close to 2,400 hours to help out at places such as the soup kitchen, hospice, animal shelter and homes and centres for children and the elderly. Here are some of the notable efforts by a few of the departments.