The Disabled People’s Association (DPA) is a non-profit, cross-disability organisation, officially registered in Singapore on 28th April 1986. We are a full member of the National Council of Social Service and also are registered as an Institution of Public Character with approval to issue tax-exemption receipts to our donors.
Our Mission Statement
Vox Nostra – A Voice of Our Own
Our mission is to be the voice of persons with disabilities, working with them to achieve full participation and equal status in the society through independent living.
DPA’s role is to advocate on behalf of persons with disabilities and those who support them. DPA aims to do this by influencing decision-makers to implement policies and programmes aimed at promoting social integration of persons with disabilities and to share experiences concerning disability in order to identify better co-ordinated solutions through its round-table discussions, Government consultations, position papers, letters to the media and press releases.
- To empower persons with disabilities with the necessary skills and knowledge for independent living and advance their full participation in the community.
- To create awareness of disability issues through public education, consultative services and research
- To initiate joint advocacy with other disability organisations
- To affiliate with and to further the work of any national or international organisations promoting the interest, welfare and rights of persons with disabilities.