07/2017 Updates | SPD - Singapore

07/2017 Updates

Readership Survey 2017 - Help Us Improve

Readership Survey 2017 - Help Us Improve

21 July 2017

We hope you have enjoyed reading our newsletter UPDATES. Over the years, we have constantly published articles in UPDATES with the objective of bringing across the latest news and happenings at SPD. We want to continue providing good material for our subscribers. Help us by doing this survey!

We Walk, Together

We Walk, Together

21 July 2017

The SPD Sheltered Workshop is not just a place for work, but a place filled with camaraderie and friendships. It is a community of individuals, working together and forming deep bonds through a shared purpose. Ayapillay S/O Ayapillay Kumarappan, Hamidah Binte Wahab and Ng May Chan have all worked at the workshop for over a decade. May Chan was the first one to join the programme, followed by Hamidah and Ayapillay shortly after. They became quick friends and the friendship has since blossomed into one that is filled with care and concern for each other.

 

Celebrating Life's Every Triumph Together - Steve Chong

Celebrating Life's Every Triumph Together - Steve Chong

21 July 2017

Mr Steve Chong, 41, sustained a spinal cord injury during a ride out on a swing scooter. He enrolled in SPD’s Transition Programme for Employment (TPE) in 2015 with his sights set on regaining independence. With determination and hard work, Steve was able to walk again in less than a year. In this article, Steve shares his journey of recovery and eventual return to work.

SPD@Bedok Holds Its First EIPIC Parent Support Group

SPD@Bedok Holds Its First EIPIC Parent Support Group

07 July 2017

SPD@Bedok conducted its first EIPIC Parent Support Group (PSG) in April this year. Facilitated by senior social worker Junaidah Binte Baharawi and assisted by social work assistant Michelle Tham, six caregivers signed up for the five-session programme packed with practical strategies and hands-on activities aimed at stimulating caregivers’ interest and enhancing their awareness in self-care.

Come Walk with Us!

Come Walk with Us!

07 July 2017

The SPD Ability Walk is back at a new location! SPD's second walk is once again organised to raise funds to provide programmes and services that enable and empower people with disabilities to be independent and self-reliant. These include therapy, vocational skills training, assistive technology, early intervention, day care and employment, educational and social support.

Handwriting Workshop for Caregivers

Handwriting Workshop for Caregivers

07 July 2017

The Building Bridges EIPIC Centre in Tiong Bahru ran a half-day handwriting workshop for 15 parents and caregivers on 5 June. Led by SPD’s occupational therapist, Rosa Devaney, the workshop “What Can I Do to Help My Child Write Better” aimed to help parents and caregivers understand the building blocks of handwriting and teaching strategies that could promote handwriting readiness.