DPA & MDAS Joint Flag Day – 23 April 2016

Posted: 19 January 2016

The Disabled People’s Association (DPA) and the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Singapore (MDAS) will be holding a joint flag day on Saturday 23th April 2016. Through the event, we hope to achieve the following objectives:

• Raise awareness about the work of MDAS & DPA and reach out to support people with disabilities
• Promote disability awareness
• Inspire the spirit of empathy and understanding among the public and volunteers for people with disabilities
• Raise funds to cover the daily operations and programmes of the two organisations

We would therefore like you to join the cause and sign up as a volunteer. Please help us to spread the word about volunteering to your friends and family! All student volunteers will be awarded with CCA points/CIP hours as well as receive a certificate of appreciation for their contributions towards this fundraising event.

Sign up online via http://www.mdas.org.sg/flagday2016/

For further information, please call DPA at 6791 1134 or email admin@dpa.org.sg

Invitation to attend Education and Healthcare Feedback Session

Posted: 14 January 2016

The mission of the DPA is to be the voice of persons with disabilities, so in order for that voice to be more effectively heard we have scheduled two feedback sessions on the topics of Education and Healthcare. Please choose one of the dates and locations convenient to you.   

The purpose of the sessions is to gain insight into the issues faced by persons with disabilities (and to note any good inclusive practices) in relation to healthcare/educational services.  Our findings will eventually be collated in a couple of new publications.  DPA seeks input from persons with disabilities, caregivers/parents of persons with disabilities, service providers or other professionals in the disability sector. All your input will be treated as confidential and your name will not be shared unless we have your explicit consent to do so.

These publications have proved very popular with other disability organisations and corporate entities. You will find such publications (including those based on past feedback sessions on Transport and Employment) at http://www.dpa.org.sg/?page_id=1266

DPA’s role is to advocate on behalf of persons with disabilities and those who support them. We would therefore encourage attendance by family members and representatives of organisations involved in providing various services for persons with disabilities. If you would prefer for your input to confidential DPA will not publish your name in the publications.  (more…)

Announcement of Death of Mr Ron Chandran-Dudley

Posted: 31 December 2015

Mr Ron Chandran-Dudley, 81, passed away after a massive heart attack on Wednesday, 30 December 2015 in Parkway East Hospital, Singapore. Born in April 18, 1934, Mr Chandran-Dudley was an exceptionally brilliant child with a heart to serve others. He aspired to be a brain surgeon and was accepted to study medicine in England. But a freak accident during a rugby match caused him to lose his sight in 1952.

Despite this setback, Mr Chandran-Dudley was not demotivated. He became passionate about serving persons with disabilities. After graduating with a degree in social anthropology from the prestigious London School of Economics, Mr Chandran-Dudley returned to Singapore to take on the position of general secretary at the Singapore Association for the Blind (now called the Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped) and developed an Open Education System that allowed students with visual disabilities to study in a mainstream school. Mr Chandran-Dudley later obtained masters degrees in vocational rehabilitation counselling, psychotherapy and sociology at the State University of New York at Albany, New York.

Upon his return to Singapore in 1971, Mr Chandran-Dudley branched out into other areas of social services. He became the Consultant Counsellor and Vice President at the Singapore Association of Mental Health (1976-1978, 1980 and 1991), President of SAVH (1987-1991), Chairman of the White Cane Club of the Blind, and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Singapore Professional Centre (1991-1992). (more…)

Happy International Day of Persons with Disabilities – 3 Dec

Posted: 3 December 2015

The Disabled People’s Association wishes you Happy International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)! 

IDPD is celebrated annually to raise general awareness, acceptance and understanding of persons with disabilities. This year, the theme of IDPD is disability inclusion, access and empowerment of persons with disabilities. In particular, it calls for cities to be more inclusive and accessible, for countries to improve disability data and statistics, and for persons with invisible disabilities to be included in society and development. 

You can get involved in IDPD in many ways such as talking to a friend about disability inclusion, reading up about disability online, or simply click here to learn more about this special day: http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1637 

Happy IDPD! Let’s continue to work towards an inclusive Singapore!

Purple Parade 2015

Posted: 5 October 2015

The Purple Parade celebrations for 2015 is back bigger and stronger than ever before. 

Last year, on 15 November 2014, more than 5000 people got together at Hong Lim Park to send a strong message to the rest of Singapore. Disability organisations called for Singapore to support inclusion and celebrate abilities of persons with special needs. The Disabled People’s Association was one of the 85 participating contingents. 

This year DPA wants to reunite with its fellow disability organisations at the Purple Parade and asks all its members to be part of the event. We would love for as many DPA members as possible to be part of the DPA contingent that will be part of the parade on the day. Friends, family, partners, volunteers and donors are more than welcome to join us. The more the merrier! Once you sign up for the event, we will share more details about exactly how we will participate in the parade.  (more…)

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