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Member Organisations & Affiliations


The Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC) provides elite and recreational sports programmes to persons of all disabilities through its member organisations. SDSC's programmes benefit the vision impaired, the hearing impaired, the physically disabled, the intellectually disabled and people with cerebral palsy.
 
Association for Persons with Special Needs

The Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) is a voluntary welfare organisation catering the needs of children and adults with mild intellectual disability. It runs five schools and a training centre. As a founding member of SDSC, APSN recognises the importance of sports in their members' growth and development. Their members have represented Singapore in a number of major overseas meets including the INAS-FID World Athletics Championships in Seville, Spain and the Special Olympics from its member organisations
 
    
 
Asian Women's Welfare Association – TM Integration Services

Therapy and Educational Assistance for Children in Mainstream Education (TEACH ME) is an integration programme offered by the Asian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA). It caters to the educational, rehabilitative and social needs of children with physical disabilities in mainstream schools. AWWA TEACH ME joined the SDSC in 1998 to jump start sports and physical activities for its clients. Since 1998, it has organised several sports clinics with SDSC’s assistance, enabling their children to participate in PE classes in their respective mainstream schools.
 
 
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.
 
 
       
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. CPAS has involved in SDSC’s sports program in countless occasions and has always been the organisation to look out for during sports related events and activities.
 
 
Down Syndrome Association – Singapore

The Down Syndrome Association (DSA), Singapore, joined SDSC as the newest member organisation in 2000. Among DSA’s support groups is a newly set up DSA Youth Wing, which looks after the social and recreational activities for young people with Down syndrome (age 10 years and older). The Youth Wing’s Down Syndrome Sports Appreciation Programme includes recreational sports such as street soccer.
 
       
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
      
 
Handicaps Welfare Association

The Handicaps Welfare Association (HWA) has always been a strong advocate of sports. A founding member of the SDSC, HWA has been promoting sports and helping to nurture many outstanding sportsmen and sportswomen who have participated in local, regional and international sporting events. HWA’s sporting activities include swimming, athletics, archery, body-building, wheelchair tennis and wheelchair basketball.
     
 
         
 
 
Lawn Bowls Association for the Disabled (Singapore)

Formed in 2005, the Lawn Bowls Association is a disability-sports club catering to those who wish to take up lawn bowls. The formation of this club spells a good sign for the future of the local disabled scene. As the sports club function independently from the council, it gives them greater freedom on the management and promotion of their sport. Thus, they will not be limited by the stretched resources of SDSC.
 
      
 
Metta Welfare Association
 
Metta Welfare Association (Metta) was founded in 1992 by Venerable Shi Fa Zhao, Abbot of Golden Pagoda Buddhist Temple. He is also currently the President of the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple (Singapore). Metta is one of the keen supporters towards the promotion of sports for the disabled through its service centres. The Metta School has been participating in SDSC’s sports events and has emerged winners in several competitions such as the National Track & Field and Swimming Championships.
     
      
 
 
Movement for Intellectually Disabled of Singapore
 
Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) is one of the oldest and largest non-governmental organisations catering to the educational, vocational, social and welfare needs of the Intellectually Disabled in Singapore. One of the sports enthusiasts’ organisation, MINDS is actively involved in several sports and physical activities organised by SDSC. Their special schools have been participating regularly in the annual multi-sports event – the National Disability Games.
      
 
 
Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore)
 
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore), MDAS, is a self-help organisation formed in March 2000. It is committed to uplift the lives of people with Muscular Dystrophy. Since then the MDAS has strive to improve the lives of its members by joining sports and physical activities organised by SDSC as a form of rehabilitation. Today, MDAS has successfully assembled a group of sports enthusiasts that regularly play the game called Boccia.
 
 
     
 
 
Riding for the Disabled Association of Singapore
 
RDA Singapore was founded in 1982. Since then more than a thousand disabled children and adults have been given the opportunity to ride. RDA Singapore provides free, therapeutic horse riding lessons to children and adults with disabilities from all over Singapore. It aims to teach people with disabilities to ride to the best of their ability. They have been supporting SDSC in every sports event organised for the disabled community in Singapore.
 
 
     
 
 
Singapore Association for the Deaf
 
Since its formation in 1955, Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf) has effectively transformed into an integrated services provider to the Deaf community in Singapore. Their services include the educational and industrial training support through its Singapore School for the Deaf (SSD) and the Mountbatten Vocational School (MVS). The Deaf community is well-known for their gifted talent and special skills especially in sports. These characteristics instrumented the adventurous and ever-creative Sports & Recreation Committee of the Deaf (SRCDeaf) that was formed in 1974. Through this sports committee, we have seen several excellent sportsmen and sportswomen who had donned national colours to compete in international competitions
       
 
          
 
 
Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped
 
The Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH), formerly known as the Singapore Association for the Blind (SAB), is a voluntary welfare organisation, founded in 1951. The association is affiliated to the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) and is an approved Institution of a Public Character (IPC). Throughout the years, SAVH has strongly encouraged its members to participate in SDSC's events and sporting programs.
   
 
           
 
 
Singapore Leprosy Relief Association
 
The SILRA Home was built through public donations and officially opened on 4th September 1971 by the Late President of Singapore Dr. B. H. Sheares. The Home provides food, lodging, and recreation and healthcare services for ex-leprosy patients. It also teaches the patients some handicraft skills and rehabilitative work. The residents want to be treated as an equal as the normal person among the community. Thus, SDSC has successfully initiated a sport exchange program to the residents of SILRA Home. The residents seem to be falling in love with the game called Boccia.
           
 
       
 
                   
 
TOUCH Community Services
 
TOUCH Community Services is a not-for-profit charitablorganisation officially registered in 1992 and has been a member of the National Council of Social Service since 1994. TOUCH is committed to the well-being of all people, reaching out to various levels of needs in the community. Its mission is to establish and provide for the needy and disadvantaged in our society an integrated network of community-based services that strengthens the family, believing that every individual is unique and capable of reaching his or her highest potential.
  
 
    
 
 
Wheelchair Basketball Association
 
The Wheelchair Basketball Association (Singapore) (WBA Singapore) was established on 7 Jul 2007. Its broad objectives are to provide support and guidance to people with or without disabilities who participate in the sports; to promote wheelchair basketball for all others able and disabled Singaporeans of all ages and to hold, coordinate or organise competitions and other events in wheelchair basketball with the support and approval of relevant controlling bodies at an international, regional and local level. To meet the above objectives, the Association actively raises raise funds, organise competitions, conduct public awareness events or form alliances with other organisations, bodies, associations or corporations.
   
   
   
   
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