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  • How Augmentative and Alternative Communication Changes Their Lives: Beth and Liz Moulam
  • 20 July 2018
  • Beth Moulam is a social policy student at York University, Toronto, Canada. Beth has been using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) all her life due to cerebral palsy. On 25 June, Beth met up with more than 10 therapists 15,000 km away from home. Over Skype, she shared her AAC experience with the group, situated at SPD, who attended a full-day AAC training facilitated by SPD’s Sarah Yong, Head of Clinical Services and Mariam Mohd, Assistive Technology (AT) Specialist.

  • Using Visual Supports to Improve Your Child’s Language and Communication
  • 20 July 2018
  • Research has shown that visual supports work well as a way to improve understanding and communication. Visual supports such as a picture helps children with language delays understand what is being said to them. Lucia Kuah, assistant senior EIPIC teacher of SPD explains and shares a few tips on what visual supports are and how they can help, especially for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

  • SPD Clients Try Out Hands-free Fare Gates at Four MRT Stations
  • 20 July 2018
  • Tan Kim Kee, a Sheltered Workshop trainee was among a handful of trainees from SPD who was invited to participate in a trial launched by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to allow persons with disabilities to enter and exit MRT stations without tapping their fare cards. During the six-month trial starting from June 2018, participants are able to access the wide hands-free gantries at Redhill, Tiong Bahru, Kembangan and Bedok MRT stations without tapping in or out. The hands-free fare gates work with Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices with an application or a radio-frequency identification (RFID) test card.


  • SPD Abili
  • 8 June 2018
  • The SPD Ability Charity Walk is back! This year, we will be taking a 3km walk for charity along our historic Singapore River. Find our more here!

  • Request for Proposal (RFP) Notice

  • 27 July 2017
    SPD invites proposals from Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) Services.

    Closing date for the proposal submission is 31 August 2017 at 5pm.


    The detailed Request for Proposal (RFP) documents can be requested via our procurement team. Please e-mail to rfp@spd.org.sg to request for the RFP documents.


    Attendance is compulsory for RFP briefing and site visit


    RFP Briefing/Site Visit for Vendors

    Date: 2 August 2017

    Time: 10am

    Venue: Level 3 Board Room, 2 Peng Nguan Street, SPD Ability Centre, Singapore 168955

    (Note: Sub-contractors must be accompanied by Main Contractor for this Briefing, SPD will not entertained any sub-contractor if Main contractor is not present) 


    Site Visit at Satellite Centres (SPD@Bedok/SPD@Tampines)

    Date: 3 August 2017

    Time: 11am

    First Venue: SPD@Bedok - Blk 522, Bedok North Ave 1, #01-312 Singapore 460522

    Time: 12.30pm

    Second Venue: SPD@Tampines- Blk 867, Tampines St 83, #01-247 Singapore 520867


    Site Visit at Satellite Centres (SPD@Toa Payoh/SPD@Jurong)

    Date: 4 August 2017

    Time: 10.30am

    First Venue: SPD@Toa Payoh - Blk 249, Kim Keat Link, #01-83 Singapore 310251

    Time: 12pm

    Second Venue: SPD@Jurong - Blk 337, Jurong East Ave 1 #01-1562 Singapore 600337


    Optional Site Visit at SPD HQ for Sub Contractors

    Date: 7 August 2017

    Time: 10.30am

    Venue: Level 1 Reception, 2 Peng Nguan Street, SPD Ability Centre, Singapore 168955