09/2018 Updates | SPD - Singapore

09/2018 Updates

Celebrating Life’s Every Triumph Together – Angeline Peh

Celebrating Life’s Every Triumph Together – Angeline Peh

28 September 2018

At 34, Ms Angeline Peh had a promising career as the Finance and Operations Director in one of the top 10 audit firms in the world, and enjoyed a blissful family life with a loving husband and a beautiful son. However, the unexpected happened when she broke her spine one day while doing a back flip. From seemingly “having everything in the world” to losing the ability to walk, Angeline’s world changed overnight. Two years since that incident, Angeline shares more of her recovery journey and her new job with senior analyst Poh Sho Siam.

Going the Extra Mile and Winning Smiles

Going the Extra Mile and Winning Smiles

28 September 2018

What would you deem as excellent service? Is it serving with heart, or being fervent and enthusiastic in all that you do? While service excellence is measured against different yardsticks, we can all agree that going the extra mile is always going to be one of the important factors that constitutes excellent service. The three recent recipients of the Service Excellence Award – Kunal Ghosh, centre manager of SPD@Bedok, Eric Hong, administrative executive and Emily Koh, a physiotherapist – all exemplified the ethos of going the extra mile. We had the opportunity to hear them speak about having a good service mindset.

SPD’s Third Charity Walk Draws more than 1,000 Participants to the Singapore River

SPD’s Third Charity Walk Draws more than 1,000 Participants to the Singapore River

14 September 2018

On 2 September 2018, a crowd of more than 1,000 people turned up to support the SPD Ability Walk. Besides helping to promote inclusivity by raising public awareness of people with disabilities, the annual event aims at raising funds that would go towards providing programmes and services at SPD to aid and benefit people with disabilities. More than $160,000 was raised this year.

Thank you, Teachers of SPD!

Thank you, Teachers of SPD!

14 September 2018

Many of us would not have come this far if not for our dedicated teachers who spent time nurturing and believing in us. This is what our early intervention teachers do every day. As we celebrate Teachers’ Day on 31 August, we would like to dedicate our gratitude to the hardworking teachers at our Building Bridges EIPIC Centres.

Promoting Caregiver Well-being Through Informal Support Networks

Promoting Caregiver Well-being Through Informal Support Networks

14 September 2018

Caregiving can be physically and emotionally demanding, especially for caregivers who provide round-the-clock care for their loved ones. Many times, caregivers focus all their energies on their child with special needs and in the process, neglect their own well-being. Recognising the importance of caring for caregivers, five final-year students from Singapore Polytechnic’s Diploma in Applied Drama and Psychology organised a series of interactive workshops. These were held on 24 July and 7 August for caregivers of children enrolled in the Building Bridges EIPIC Centre at the SPD Ability Centre.