Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS)
Description of Organization
Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS), formerly known as Spastic Children’s Association of Singapore (SCAS) is a non-profit / social service organisation established in 1957 dedicated to serving people with cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities. In addition, CPAS also dedicates itself to create awareness of cerebral palsy and advocate for equal opportunities for all persons with the condition.
CPAS has come a long way and grown into a full-fledged centre comprises of the Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC), a Special Education School (SPED School), and an Adult Services (AS) that includes a Day Activity Centre which nurtures adults on high support with self-help skills and a sheltered workshop-GROW (Goodwill, Rehabilitation and Occupational Workshop), which provides vocational training to maximise their potential for gainful employment in Singapore. CPAS’s comprehensive range of fully integrated programmes and services also includes rehabilitation services such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language pathology.
At present, CPAS looks after over 700 clients ranging in age from a few months to 55 years old. CPAS’s vision is to empower all persons with cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities to realise their full potential and lead fulfilled, dignified lives.
Intended use of funds through the YFC 2022 programme
The objective of this programme is to raise very much-needed funds to defray cost of programmes, therapy & transport fees, rehab equipment, financial assistance to needy beneficiaries of CPAS. CPAS is also in need of a transport (van) for the purpose of transporting clients for programmes, activities and therapy services.
Engaging and involving the YFC participants
We will engage the team leaders and volunteers by an online presentation to introduce CPAS and the profile of beneficiaries. This will be followed up by working with the team leaders to plan for a detailed timeline till the end of the programme for discussion on planned projects and activities, interactive sessions with beneficiaries, provision of marketing resources, administrative matters as well as closing of accounts for auditing purpose.