05/2018 Updates | SPD - Singapore

05/2018 Updates

These are the people whose lives you have touched

These are the people whose lives you have touched

30 May 2018

Your support has enabled many persons with special needs or disabilities at SPD to imagine a future filled with hopes and possibilities. 

 

Here are stories of three whose lives you have touched.

Meet Our First Service Excellence STAR Awards Winners

Meet Our First Service Excellence STAR Awards Winners

25 May 2018

Lena Ang, administrative executive, Pauline Koh, senior physiotherapist, and Sheena Astilla, occupational therapist, earned the title of being our first Service Excellence STAR Awards recipients recently. They were the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners respectively. We had the opportunity to sit down with the three of them to hear what motivates them to go above and beyond their duties to deliver the best service to our clients every day.

Youths with Disabilities Promote Inclusion in Schools

Youths with Disabilities Promote Inclusion in Schools

25 May 2018

Started by Joshua and Zi Lin in 2016, Team Alluvial looks to bring experiential learning to the public by allowing them to experience daily life as a person with visual impairment, through the use of simulated activities using blindfolds and specially-modified glasses, and to understand the proper etiquette when interacting with a person with disabilities. This is the story behind how the idea was conceived.

SPD Plays Host to Overseas Policymakers

SPD Plays Host to Overseas Policymakers

25 May 2018

Early this month on 9 May, SPD hosted close to 30 senior government officials from countries such as Cambodia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Pakistan, Nigeria, Mauritius, Timor Leste and Togo, who are involved in their country’s social policy planning and development. They were in Singapore to attend the five-day Singapore Cooperation Programme titled “Empowering Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs” co-organised by the Civil Service College and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In Conversation with an EIPIC Teacher: Hasliah Binte Hashim

In Conversation with an EIPIC Teacher: Hasliah Binte Hashim

11 May 2018

Senior teacher Hasliah Binte Hashim sat down for a chat with UPDATES in between her lessons. Having been working as an EIPIC teacher for seven years, she has had her fair shares of experiences to recount. Hasliah sheds some light on what it takes to be an early intervention teacher, and how the job is as fulfilling as it gets.

A Closer Look: Building Bridges EIPIC Centres

A Closer Look: Building Bridges EIPIC Centres

11 May 2018

SPD is one of the 10 service providers in Singapore offering the Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children, or EIPIC, which supports children with special needs. The programme is offered at SPD Ability Centre (Tiong Bahru), SPD@Jurong, SPD@Bedok and SPD@Tampines. In this edition of “A Closer Look”, we take you to our Building Bridges EIPIC Centres and introduce you to the work that we do there.

Run the Night: Ng May Chan – Preparations for the Big Day

Run the Night: Ng May Chan – Preparations for the Big Day

11 May 2018

Dozens of marathons and running events are packed in Singapore’s running calendar every year. Race packs and what go in there are highlights for some participants. But have you wondered who are the people behind putting these race packs, thousands of them, together for a marathon? 60-year-old Ng May Chan is one such individual working behind-the-scenes. She and her fellow trainees at the SPD Sheltered Workshop have assembled countless race packs for major events.