WELCOME TO THE CEREBRAL PALSY ALLIANCE SINGAPORE
Formerly known as Spastic Children’s Association of Singapore, the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS), was established in 1957 to provide persons with Cerebral Palsy and multiple disabilities with early intervention, special education, rehabilitation services, day activity centre programmes, vocational training and gainful employment in Singapore.
Cerebral (brain) Palsy (lack of muscle control) is an inclusive term to describe a group of non-progressive disorders occurring in young children in which injury to the brain causes impairment of motor function.
The degree of the disabilities range from extreme tightness or looseness of the body muscles, improper head, shoulder or hip control to speech impairment. Cerebral Palsy is not curable. This can occur during pregnancy, at birth, or in the early years of the child due to illness or injury to the brain.
World Cerebral Palsy Day: I am Here
Held on 5 October 2016, World Cerebral Palsy Day is a social movement, of, by and for the CP community. Coordinated by the World Cerebral Palsy Initiative, a group of non-profit cerebral palsy organisations, it aims to ensure that children and adults with cerebral palsy (CP) have the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else in our society.
The campaign ‘I am Here’ invites people to share their stories and experiences within the cerebral palsy community online at www.worldcpday.org.
Tote Board and Singapore Pools Support Steptember 2016!
From now till the 28 October 2016, Tote Board and Singapore Pools will contribute up to 20% of TOTAL donation, capped at $50,000 for Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore through Steptember 2016!
Kickstarted in 2015, Steptember is a global fundraising and fitness campaign with a cause organised locally by CPAS. Participants take 10,000 steps a day for 28 days straight in the month of September; at the same time raise funds to empower children and adults with cerebral palsy.
All donations directly benefit children and adults with cerebral palsy. The funds are used to defray the cost of transport to our centre from their homes, programme fees, therapy rehabilitation equipment, medical expenses, diapers, food rations, public education, caregiver support programmes and many more.