08/2018 Updates | SPD - Singapore

08/2018 Updates

Tips on Handling Manual Wheelchairs

Tips on Handling Manual Wheelchairs

03 August 2018

People often get afraid or awkward around wheelchair users because they do not know how to react or help them when the situation arises. With some handy tips, we hope to help minimise such uncomfortable situations and promote a more caring and gracious community. SPD’s occupational therapist, Teng Mei Ling, shares some tips on things to take note when we assist manual wheelchair users.

Education for our Future – Parliamentary Speech by SPD President

Education for our Future – Parliamentary Speech by SPD President

03 August 2018

Ms Chia Yong Yong, SPD’s president, delivered a speech in Parliament on 11 July 2018 to support the motion calling the Government to partner with the people to ensure accessible, inclusive and lifelong education for all learners. Here is a copy of her full speech.

Celebrating Life’s Every Triumph – Haikal Johari

Celebrating Life’s Every Triumph – Haikal Johari

03 August 2018

Mr Muhammad Haikal Johari was riding high in a career in Thailand’s culinary scene when a motorcycle accident in 2015 changed it all. Doctors said that he would be paralysed for life from the spinal cord injuries that he sustained. Two and a half years on, Haikal defied doctors’ prognosis and could walk again with some assistance. A chef by profession, he also went on to start his own restaurant. He shares more of his story with SPD’s senior advocacy analyst Poh Sho Siam.