The Handicaps Welfare Association (HWA) has always been a strong advocate of sports, helping to nurture many outstanding sportsmen and sportswomen who have participated in local, regional and international sporting events. SDSC was able to start its first staffed operations in the 1990s with the generosity of HWA, which provided office space for the young organisation.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore

The Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore was established in 1957 to provide special education, rehabilitation services, vocational training and gainful employment for children and adults with cerebral palsy in Singapore. Special education was introduced with the setting up of a school in 1966. In 1984, a workshop was added to provide sheltered employment for adults with cerebral palsy. The CPAS has been involved in SDSC’s sports programmes on countless occasions and has always been the organisation to look out for during sports related events and activities. It is also the Centre of Excellence for Boccia.

Association for Persons with Special Needs

The Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) is a voluntary welfare organisation catering to the needs of children and adults with mild intellectual disability. It runs four schools and a training centre. As a founding member of SDSC, APSN recognizes the importance of sports in their members’ growth and development. Their members have represented Singapore in a number of major overseas meets.

Lawn Bowls Association for the Disabled (Singapore)

Lawn bowls is a popular precision game across the world and suitable for participants of all ages and abilities. The object of lawn bowls is to roll a ball, or bowl, closest to the target ball, a small white/yellow ball called a jack. The bowl’s design, slightly flattened on one side, creates the challenge of the game. The shape of the ball causes it to travel a curved path, or bias. A bowler determines the bias direction of the bowl in his hand by a dimple or symbol on one side.

Bowling Association for the Disabled (Singapore)

Bowling Association for the Disabled, Singapore (BADS) is an association registered with Registry of Societies since April 2010 and is affiliated to the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC). BADS’s main objective is to make bowling accessible to all persons with disabilities in Singapore. It organises and coordinates all bowling activities for the disabled community which leads up to the selection of elite teams to represent Singapore in international competitions.


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