29 Aug - 2005

Organised by the Specialised Assistive Technology Centre, the AAC workshop targets those who work with people with severe language impairments such as teachers, therapists, training officers and interested caregivers. It aims to provide the tools to enable participants to empower the disabled person and those who are at the early stage of communication to communicate and maximize their language potential, through the use of picture representation and symbols.

Through an interactive session, participants will be also introduced to Minspeak, a powerful language representation technique that has empowered communication for many around the world.

About the trainer:

Bruce R. Baker is President of Semantic Compaction Systems, and Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. He has designed, individually and in a team, a wide range of individual systems to empower people with severe language impairments to speak.

A recipient of many distinguished awards from the field of Assistive Technology and Augmentative and Alternative Communication, he is regularly invited to speak at international societies as keynote speaker in Europe, Canada and USA.

Course Fee:

– 70% VCF for Singaporeans & PRs
– 50% VCF for non-Singaporeans
(VCF is also applicable to members of SPA, SHAS & SAOT)

29 Jul - 2005
Launch of Caltex Groceries for Charity Project
  • Jul 29, 2005 to Jul 29, 2005

SPD and Caltex will launch a community project, consisting of more than 100 Caltex employees delivering groceries to lower income families with physical disabilities. The door-to-door delivery will supplement the needs of 116 families with basic foodstuffs. It is hoped that relationships will be built between the employee volunteers and families through this project.

22 Jun - 2005

Into its second year, the SPD-Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Scholarship seeks to recognize students with physical disabilities who do well in school, to encourage them to aspire to higher levels of educational attainment. Each year, two students will be selected and awarded with the Scholarship. Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Foundation has pledged to commit up to $220,000 over four years to this programme.

16 Jun - 2005

Let’s Talk – Making Augmentative and Alternative Communication Accessible to all

11 Jun - 2005

Conducted by SPD’s Head of Social Service Dept Ms Lim Lutin, this workshop offers tips on befriending. A reception will follow.

The ‘Essence of Rowing’ Workshop is open to all SPD volunteers.

22 Apr - 2005

The Minister of State for Community Development, Youth and Sports, Mrs Yu-Foo Yee Shoon, will be opening the Specialised Assistive Technology Centre (ATC) and presenting prizes to the winners of the first AT Invention Competition.

The Specialised ATC is appointed by the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) as the AT centre for people with physical disabilities in Singapore. It provides assessment and training for users, caregivers and rehabilitation professionals.

Finalists of the first AT Invention Competition have been working on their prototypes since the launch in September 2004 and these will be exhibited at the ceremony. The top three winners of the competition from both student and open categories will be announced and prizes will be presented.

Following the opening and prize presentation ceremony, the Specialised ATC will be running the ‘Technology – Gain IT and Use IT’ Public Forum and Workshops.

15 Mar - 2005
e-Filing of Tax Returns for Taxi Drivers
  • Mar 15, 2005 to Mar 15, 2005

Mondays to Fridays

If you are a taxi driver, e-Filing can be easy, convenient and simple. All you need to do is drop by at The Society of the Physically Disabled. Our team of people with physical disabilities has been specially trained to help you e-File your income tax returns – for FREE! This is our way of saying thank you to all taxi drivers for providing a means of transport for the disabled. However, we welcome any donation you may wish to make.

*Please bring along your:
– Tax Reference No. or NRIC No.
– IRAS PIN No. or SingPass
– all documents to support your income, expenses and claims
– BC/NRIC Nos of grandparents, parents, spouse and/or children

08 Mar - 2005
Vehicle Presentation Ceremony
  • Mar 08, 2005 to Mar 08, 2005

SPD will be acquiring a new van for transportation of people with physical disabilities in a ceremony on 8 March 2005, followed by a tea reception.

26 Feb - 2005

The trauma that comes with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) makes adjustment to life rather challenging. With rehabilitation and care, it is possible to cope effectively with daily living and lead a fulfilling life. This Workshop brings together the SCI person, caregiver, healthcare professionals and support staff from the hospitals and voluntary welfare organizations and highlights the programmes and services available in the community to help SCI persons. It also serves as a platform to develop collaborative working relationshops between the acute healthcare and communty-based service providers.

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