Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS)
Established in 1957, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) was first known as The Spastic Children’s Association of Singapore (SCAS).
Currently, CPAS serves children and adults with cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities. Our fully-integrated programmes and services cater to the developmental needs of persons with the condition, with the aim of empowering them by maximising their functional independence at every stage of life.
Currently, CPAS has three core programmes:
1) Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC) provides early therapy intervention for infants and children aged from a few months to 6 years old who suffer from one or multiple disabilities.
2) At CPAS Special Education (SPED) School, we offer the SPED Curriculum, as recommended by the Ministry of Education (MOE). In this curriculum, students from 7 to 18 years old pursue learning outcomes in three areas: Living, Learning and Working
3) Adult Services (AS) include the Goodwill, Rehabilitation and Occupational Workshop (GROW), Day Activity Centre (DAC) and the CPAS Connect Alumni Programme.
GROW is a sheltered workshop that provides vocational training and sheltered employment for adults aged 16 years old and above with cerebral palsy and other associated disability conditions.
DAC provides care and skills training to persons with cerebral palsy and other associated physical disabilities, aged 16 to 55 years, who are not suitable for sheltered employment or whose family members are unable to take care of them during the day
The Alumni programme aims to engage past students and clients of CPAS through various sports and social activities.
Intended use of funds through the YFC 2019 programme
The funds raised from the YFC programme will go towards funding essential CPAS programmes and services serving infants, children, youths and adults with cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities.
Engaging and involving the YFC participants
The team managing the YFC participants are experienced with working with student groups. This will put us in a good position to mentor and guide the YFC participants. In addition, having worked with YFC participants previously, the team is able to managed their expectations and provide the necessary guidance that potentially exceeds the requirements.
The YFC participants partnering with CPAS can expect to learn more about cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities through visits, tours and frequent in-person meetings with the supervising team. We will also share more about what we have learnt from working with previous teams and other student groups. CPAS will also provide support and resources where possible to help the teams carry out their respective projects.